Oh, there’s plenty of blame to go around for rising gas prices. But President Obama and his administration bear the brunt of it, according to a Pew Research Center/washington Post survey released Thursday that placed Mr. Obama and company in the lead, with 18 percent of the votes. “Big oil” followed with 14 percent, “Iran and Middle East unrest” was in third place with 11 percent, and “the government” next with 5 percent.
Then the list goes, well, crazy. The public also blames speculators, followed by consumers with gas guzzlers, rising demand in China and India, former President George W. Bush, the economy, OPEC, greed — the list goes on. And on. But most telling. A quarter of the respondents simply don’t know who to blame, though they’re footing the bill. this weekend, pining for a share of the 413 delegates now up for grabs in 10 state primaries. Much of the focus is on Washington and Ohio, and events are primarily of the highvolume, town-hall variety. Alaska fans of Rep. Ron Paul of Texas are insisting that he’s coming for a visit. Soon.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich plans to rule Sunday morning. Seeking traction and buzz, he will appear on network morning talking shows on NBC, ABC and CBS. Meanwhile, here’s the master plan for one and all:
Washington: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, Mr. Paul. Georgia: Mr. Gingrich. Ohio: Mr. Santorum and Mr. Romney (who incidentally will appear with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Cleveland).
Idaho: Mr. Paul.