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Will Forecast of Rising Gas Price Affect Presidential Race?

nodeamass Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 12:11 PM
But all of this is predictable and laudable as it confirms the miracles of capitalism, speculators can get rich gambling on commodity price swings, so why complain over outcomes in prices? Real capitalists celbrate unstable prices since it affords them more opportunities for making money, and this is what capitalism is all about.

The Drudge Report is cheekily labeling an article about the outrageous gas prices and gas shortage in Southern California the "October Surprise." While it's unlikely even $4-$5 (and up) a gallon gas prices will turn Californians into Romney fans, CNBC is reporting that gas prices are likely to keep rising in October:

"It will only take another refinery issue and a bit more of geopolitical noise to have the first U.S. election at a US average gasoline price of $4 a gallon," says energy analyst Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix

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