As of Tuesday, U.S. gasoline prices had increased for 32 straight days. The media, however, aren't interested. They would be, though, if a Republican - particularly a Bush - were in the White House.(full story at investors.com)
According to the American Automobile Association, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.748 Tuesday, up from $3.730 on Monday and about 15 cents higher than a week ago.
A month ago that same gallon cost $3.304 and a year back it was $3.565. It was $1.83 a gallon the day before Obama was first inaugurated.
The media are providing a smattering of coverage of the rising prices. But the press is more concerned about President Obama's golf outing with Tiger Woods than it is about gasoline prices. And it sure isn't interested in blaming Obama for the rise.
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Not only does the fantasy-like golf outing at the exclusive resort with swing coach Butch Harmon and Woods make Obama seem out of touch as he tries to frame himself as a champion of the middle class, but being seen with Woods could also hurt him with women voters, one of Obama's most loyal and key constituencies.(full story at breitbart.com)
Women voters still do not look favorably upon Woods, whose life came crashing down after Thanksgiving of 2009 when he crashed into a fire hydrant in his neighborhood after his wife at the time, Elin Nordegren, intercepted a text message from one of his many mistresses. After mistress after mistress came out in the days and weeks after, Woods's life became surrounded by even more scandal and turmoil, and it is something from which he is still trying to recover.
Though Obama already won reelection, he still needs women voters to support his second-term agenda. And images of Obama and Woods at the Floridian splashed across every television screen and website may have done much more harm than good.