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Bachmann Promising Cheap Gas

Don’t ask how, just watch for prices to drop by half, says candidate.

by on Aug.18, 2011

Candidate Bachmann finishes a corn dog then promises cheap gas.

How, she’s not ready to disclose, but with her campaign suddenly gaining strength, presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann is amping up her populist message by promising to cut gas prices in half.

The Minnesota Republican insists that if she lands in the White House U.S. gas prices will fall back below $2 a gallon.  Bachmann has long been a proponent of ramping up domestic drilling, though few experts believe that this will come close to delivering the price cuts she’s offering weary American motorists.

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“The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon.  Look at where it is today,” Bachmann said during a stump speech.  “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again.  That will happen.”