Gingrich: 'I Can Offer People $2.57 A Gallon Gasoline'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | February 23, 2012 | 10:57 PM EST

Tonight, Newt Gingrich said he can offer Americans $2.57 a gallon gasoline.

“I am cheerful because, as a conservative, I can offer people $2.57 a gallon gasoline,” Gingrich said on Lars Larson’s radio program tonight.

Reacting to today’s energy speech by Pres. Obama, Gingrich told Larson, “The speech was so silly that I thought it was worthy of Saturday Night Live or Jay Leno.”

Gingrich announced a fundraising promotion for Americans “to donate $2.57 in support of the idea of an American energy plan that’s designed to get their gas bill back down to $2.57 a gallon.”

Gingrich noted that Obama said today that gas prices have to go up, and that the president’s energy secretary has said U.S. gas prices should rise to European levels, which Gingrich placed at $10-11 a gallon.

Regarding Obama’s alternative energy investments, Gingrich said, “He (Obama) reserves the right to waste your money …on energy projects that don’t work.”

And, regarding Obama’s treatment of the oil industry, Gingrich said: “You’re not going to get more oil out of an industry you’re beating up.”

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