I think it is. While it's not Obama that directly drives this, I think he'll take the fall for what is essentially Banana Ben's unabated printing of money and inflation stoking. I'm going to continue this post until gas prices decline substantially (let's say some 25%) or until the Presidential election. I believe as gas prices continue to get worse (and they will unless there is a market crash) this issue will continue to heat up more and more. Oil at $105.79 per barrel as of today, national avg price of gasoline (there is a lag) Regular, SS, $3.57. Highest average ever recorded $4.11 on July 17th, 2008. I know, let's blame Bush.