Politics of Gasoline Prices Heat Up ; Wednesday's OPEC Decision to Cut Production Comes as Bush and Kerry Trade Barbs over Prices and Energy Policy
Gail Russell Chaddock writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
The combination of historically high gasoline prices and oil production cutbacks, announced Wednesday by OPEC, has created a high- octane mix for a presidential campaign with issues to burn.
One of Americans' most basic pocketbook concerns, the price consumers pay at the gas pump, is suddenly at the forefront of national politics - and raising the question of what policy makers can do about it.
The concerns, coming with summer driving season just around the corner, prompted both President Bush and his Democratic challenger, John Kerry, to go into attack mode on the issue Tuesday. Then, Wednesday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to cut …
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