George Stephanopoulos Gripes: High Gas Prices Are Something Republicans ‘Can Exploit’
By Scott Whitlock | February 21, 2012
Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday highlighted skyrocketing gas prices, sympathetically wondering “What, if anything, can the White House do about” them.
Stephanopoulos focused on Republican congressional response to gas prices, warning that the GOP is “talking about these high gas prices over this February break. This is something they think they can exploit.” On April 25, 2011, the former Democratic operative turned journalist worried about the nation’s “gas gripes.”
On that day, he focused on how this impacted Barack Obama: “Soaring prices lead to new pain for the President as big oil gets ready to report record profits.”
Stephanopoulos on Tuesday talked to Jake Tapper about the possibility of a brokered convention.
Discussing a replacement candidate, Tapper discounted the idea, saying, “I think this is what…beltway Republicans believe in other than Santa Claus.”
Of course, it’s not just Republicans speculating about this. It’s the media. NBC’s Chuck Todd on Monday insisted, “I still think it’s only 20-25% chance.”
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