Palin can see $ 5.00 a gallon gasoline all the way from Iowa.
Those words were "drill baby drill". When stupidity mocks common sense, one has to stand back for a moment and scratch his or her heads in bewilderment. What Palin said on the campaign trail made absolute sense. The average person doesn't need to have a college degree in economics in order to understand the ultra simplistic equation of "supply and demand". Palin like most people with common sense knew back in 08 that if the supply of oil on the market was increased higher then the demand for it, PRICES WOULD DROP and vice versa. Well they dismissed what she said then, but now they might have a problem. The perfect storm that ushered Obama into the White House may be forming to do the same for her in 2012 via Iowa in February of 2012 and high gasoline prices. I read an intriguing story by Scott Conroy over at Real Clear Politics yesterday. The title of the story is "Could $5 Per Gallon Gas be what Palin needs". Scott's main theme is that out of all the potential 2012 GOP candidates, she is the the best potential candidate to benefit from the high gas prices and most qualified to speak about the solutions on energy price stability and policy . Romney, Cain and Trump all are successful private sector business people, but energy isn't their expertise. If oil prices continue to be rise at nose bleed, wallet draining levels going into January of 2012 one month before the February 6th Iowa Caucus, I don't see how Palin could be stopped from that point forward. I'm sure the other candidates will echo similar sentiments, but Palin would have more credibility, because she was making the claim for domestic drilling ever since she came onto the national. There is a statement from Obama back in 2008 in which he said that he was alright with gasoline being at $ 4.00, he just had a problem with how fast it got there. If a candidate Palin was to ever ask Obama what did he mean, when he made that statement, Obama would be finished. Also, media tabloid attacks against Palin would have little impact on her with five dollar gasoline then it would if it was at or below $ 3.00. At five dollars a gallon, people are more concerned about who can give them relief, that's it. I did a internet search just for kicks, and I used the keywords, oil prices and sarah palin, and I cam across similar stories like the one Scott Conroy wrote about how high gas prices potentially benefiting Palin. Obama is now talking about releasing some oil from the Strategic Oil Reserves. Palin has come out and said that it wouldn't work in bringing down the prices, and she is right. Contrast what Palin's position on energy exploration to increase supply to bring down gas prices versus Obama's idea of "inflating your tires and getting tune ups"?
Palin versus Obama on the issue of energy, who sounds like they have the best solution?