Afternoon conference call seizes on Obama’s recent comment that he would have “preferred a gradual adjustment” in gas prices.
Rep. Cantor: “For Sen. Obama to indicate that we’ll just have to get used to (high gas prices) is clearly an indication that he’s out of touch.”
Adviser Holtz-Eakin touts gas tax suspension, says “the elites don’t seem to understand that people are hurting.”
Asked about economists’ general dismissal of the plan, says “You can stack all the economists end to end and still not find common sense.”
Campaign releases statement on the subject earlier Thursday: “At a time when Americans need relief at the pump, Barack Obama’s support for higher gas prices and higher energy taxes is just another example of his weak economic judgment.”