Since she can’t find any economists who will agree with her, I guess a lobbyist will have to do.
â€œThereâ€™s not an expert out there that believes that this is going to work. Thereâ€™s not an editorial out there that has said this is actually the answer to high gas prices,â€ Obama said of the gas tax holiday plan. â€œIn fact, my understanding is, today, Sen. Clinton had to send out a surrogate to speak on behalf of this plan, and all she could find was, get this, a lobbyist for Shell Oil to explain how this is going to be good for consumers. Itâ€™s a shell game, literally.â€
Obama was referencing Steve Elmendorf, a Clinton supporter, who told CNN that Clintonâ€™s gas tax holiday plan was a good proposal. Elmendorf is also a lobbyist from Shell Oil.
Again, no surprises here. After all, she does take more money from lobbyists than any other candidate, including John McCain.