Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas
August 18th, 2011
05:28 AM ET
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Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - President Michele Bachmann has a promise: $2 gas.

"Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again," Bachmann told a crowd Tuesday in South Carolina. "That will happen."


Filed under: 2012 • gas prices • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Ohio man

    Oh Goodie.. But how ???.. funny how they never say they can make any of there statements possible

    August 18, 2011 05:52 am at 5:52 am |
  2. ed rustad

    michele bachmann will bring gas prices down to two dollers a gallon like i got a bridge in minnesota i like to sell ya

    August 18, 2011 05:58 am at 5:58 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Really? How are you going to do that flake? Be at every gas station in the country and fart into the gas tank?
    Then there's the other solution become the fifth or sixth wife of one of the oil sheiks.
    This isi a global thingy not an Iowa problem! Idiot!

    August 18, 2011 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  4. JLR

    Where does the GOP dig these candidates up? Seriously. Every year they get more and more pathetic. Any candidate that is remotely qualified or competent is pushed to the sidelines to satisfy the uneducated fringe element.

    August 18, 2011 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  5. Peter s

    Don`t snatch the "drill drill baby mantra" from Sarah!!

    August 18, 2011 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    No one likes to pay a whole lot for things, but sometimes you have to raise the cost ot things in response the costs of making things. Does she plan on instituting prices? If she is suggesting that she plans on cutting gasoline taxes, then I want to know how she plans on paying for the roads that this tax supports.

    August 18, 2011 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    Dang – U GO GIRL!!! But when you think about it, that's quite expensive. I can pass GAS for free!!!

    And I guess she will accomplish this in her first 100 days!!!! give me a Break!!

    August 18, 2011 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  8. Steve

    who would believe such silly statements from Mrs. Bachmann?

    August 18, 2011 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  9. DC in Charleston,sc

    As a Ron Paul Supporter, please get this moron out of my state. She is a complete nutbag. My guy may look crazy, but so far he has been right about every economic problem.

    August 18, 2011 06:58 am at 6:58 am |
  10. The Elephant in The Room

    Ms. Bachmann –

    $2 per gallon gas REQUIRES a partnership with Saudi Arabia or the rest of OPEC. You`ll never get that because, just yesterday, you went running around screaming at the top of your lungs about how great an ally Israel is. Do you think that helps your case with OPEC?

    This is why you are not ready for the Oval Office. You don`t understand all the moving pieces.

    You can yell, "Drill, baby, drill, all you want. In about 7 years, you`ll get an extra 500,000 bbl a day – out of about 85 million bbl per day in world demand. And that will take 7 years. Even if this small extra amount could drive gas to $2, OPEC would simply reduce production.

    The path to$2 means working with the arabs.

    August 18, 2011 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  11. Claire

    Bachmann pushing for big government again... now she wants to regulate gas prices. Her thinking is retarded by her delusions and the army of idiots that encourage her lunacy.

    August 18, 2011 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  12. Dave

    LOL! And how does she propose to do this? Is it me, or is she not giving any specifics? The only people dumber than this twit are the people who vote for her...

    August 18, 2011 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  13. Pablo

    Yes, it's true! And she'll also make Santa Claus real and bring back The Beatles.

    August 18, 2011 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  14. CheeseSteak

    You do that sister. You've already brought lots of cheap hot air to the ball, might as well cook up some new lies.

    August 18, 2011 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  15. "The GOP biggest deception is getting the Poor and Middle class to believe they are out to help them"

    OMG, here we go with the energy lies again!!! She or no one else will be able to bring back $2 gas prices unless you get off fossil fuels and find something better or the US take back control of the current oil leases from the major oil companies and establish a way to lease it to them!! Jeez!! I swear say anything will ya!!

    August 18, 2011 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  16. Donkey Party

    We all know that Bachmann is slightly retarded, bless her heart, but certainly evn she knows that Presidents have no control over gas prices, doesn't she?

    August 18, 2011 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  17. Anthony

    Say, do and lie about anything so I can be President! Don't worry Bachman you don't have to worry about this office! You are trying to get the nod for Vice President. Everyone knows it as you are simply too stupid to be President so you will be another "Quale" in office as you probably can't even spell!

    August 18, 2011 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  18. Rob R

    Yeah, as if the President of the United States can just snap his/her fingers and make it so. What's sad is that there will be a lot of people who actually beleive her and have no understanding of how oil prices are really set, or that more drilling here will have virtually no impact on gas prices since any increase in US production will be offset by reductions by OPEC.

    I just cannot believe that people like Bachmann or Perry think they actually have a chance to pursuade a MAJORITY of Americans that they deserve to be President.

    August 18, 2011 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  19. Julie

    Really? If she cares so much about this country and the American people, let her tell us all how to get it done and she gets the credit. Not until she is president? Then I say liar, liar pants on fire and unethical to boot.

    August 18, 2011 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  20. R Brown

    If Mrs. Bachman can do this, why wouldn't she introduce a bill with her house members and do it now? Surely this would be a feather in the cap of Republicans everywhere and as a devout American show that she is willing to forego her own personal political gain for the collective gain and reduction of pain for the American people. If she can ease the pain of Americans NOW, why not legislate instead of false promise?

    August 18, 2011 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  21. mary

    This woman is a total idiot! Does she not know the first thing about supply and demand??!! Oil companies are greedy! They would make sure the scales tip their way if more drilling is allowed in the US.

    August 18, 2011 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  22. derek

    Bachmann is about the most "Dumbest, Lunatic, idot women I,ve heard in 50 yrs??? Just as hate filled "Lunacy" and "dangerous" as Perry and Palin!!! Wake up America???? Don,t be a Lunatic,and believe this "Crap"!!!!! If that could be done, Obama would have done it,Stupid!!!!

    August 18, 2011 07:49 am at 7:49 am |