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Old 11-13-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Most of obamas votes came from the cities. Most of romneys came from the burbs and countryside. The expectation was high gas prices would upset everyone and cause romney to win. Heck the high price of gas affects poor more than rich just by the lack of disposible income of the poor. What was forgotten was public transportation causes the city people to not drive as much as those in the burbs and countyside. If you either fill up 1 time a week or less, or have the option to drive or not, who cares about the price of gas. Theres plenty who dont own or really need a car. Plus if you dont have a job why need to drive.

Obama has been known to favor city type living comunities where you work where you live, this is another step towards that. Elimate the need for cars and the useage goes down. That makes his base happy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Gas prices were/are in the range of normal of the past few years. Unlike you apparently, most voters were able to figure out that the President or Congress can do little to control the price of gasoline. Thanks to Obama, though, the economy of our new cars has improved dramatically to the point where gasoline costs many of us less of our paycheck than it used to (there's that new car payment though).
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Most of obamas votes came from the cities. Most of romneys came from the burbs and countryside. The expectation was high gas prices would upset everyone and cause romney to win. Heck the high price of gas affects poor more than rich just by the lack of disposible income of the poor. What was forgotten was public transportation causes the city people to not drive as much as those in the burbs and countyside. If you either fill up 1 time a week or less, or have the option to drive or not, who cares about the price of gas. Theres plenty who dont own or really need a car. Plus if you dont have a job why need to drive.

Obama has been known to favor city type living comunities where you work where you live, this is another step towards that. Elimate the need for cars and the useage goes down. That makes his base happy.
Your first statement is not completely true. It depended on which 'burb and rural area, not all of them in a big lump. Lumpage was the conservative's downfall.

I believe that the well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico created a hard shot of reality to expectations of gas prices dropping. All the natural disasters that happened- the earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and droughts also lowered expectations too, I think. More folks know where oil comes from than they did 6 years ago.

Oil speculators got skinned when they took the gas prices to new highs in 2007, and they learned it's much safer for them to raise the prices a few cents at a time than to go for a buck and lose 3 bucks later on. It's the old method of boiling a frog thing.
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