For those who can't afford a new Prius, Obama switches from scorn to pity 

Earlier this month, at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania, President Obama gently mocked a father of ten for failing to cram his family into a hybrid. I think his advisors have figured out that this isn't very good for his image, and his stump speech has changed accordingly.

From yesterday in Palo Alto:

Energy -- we haven’t talked a lot about energy today, but first of all, $4-a-gallon gas really hurts a lot of people around this country.  It’s not because they're wasteful, but if you’re driving 50 miles to work and that's the only job you can find, and you can’t afford some hybrid so you’re stuck with the old beater that you’re driving around that gets eight miles a gallon, these gas prices are killing you right now.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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