White House Spokesman Jay Carney Talks About the Politics of High Gas Prices
[President Obama] has also said, because it is a simple fact that any politician that pledges to the American people that he or she has a plan to cut the price of gasoline to $2 or $2.50, is not on the level. You guys know it. Such a plan does not exist. At least, not such a plausible plan. The global price of oil is effected by a variety of factors, some of which are beyond the control of any administration. They include growth in emerging countries like China, India and Brazil, as well as unrest in the Middle East and other parts of the world.