“Gas prices? They’re going to still fluctuate until we can start making these broader changes, and that’s going to take a couple of years to have serious effect,” Obama said.
Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”
Bet that guy love that response. Well, context is everything - ain't it?
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Here's some more from the the man that Politico's Roger Simon called 'The Greatest Orator of Modern Times" -
1. I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go.
At US presidential campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon.
2. Why can't I just eat my waffle?
Asked a foreign policy question by reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania during 2008 US presidential campaign .
3. It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters during 2008 US presidential campaign.
My own personal Fave!!!!!!! Coming Up!
4. Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.
Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008.