It would seem that, since gas prices were considered to be the fault of Bush when they were going up, then he would have to receive some serious credit when they went back down. It would also seem that today's gas prices, once again at their highest ever levels, should be attributed to the president as it was in 08. For the most part however, current news articles about today's gas prices don't seem to make any connection to the Obama presidency!
I was Googling around some of the 2008 news stories about gasoline and Bush. I found an interesting article in the Washington Times which was published during the transistion from Bush to Obama. (The article is here)
An excerpt: "A once-popular bumper sticker says simply, “When Bush took office, gas was $1.46.” It was meant to be a slam, but as the end of his eight years approaches, President Bush is seeing gas prices that, adjusted for inflation, are lower than when he was inaugurated.
Last week’s $1.59 - the average for a gallon of regular on Dec. 29, according to the Energy Information Administration - works out to $1.33 in 2001 dollars, or 9 percent less than it was the day Mr. Bush took office...."
We are expecting to pay over $4.00 a gallon in the next few months. Almost 3 times what gasoline cost when Obama took office. Where are the networks connecting these prices to Obama?