Obama energy
President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the University of Miami in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse on Feb. 23, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Obama spoke to the crowd about American energy and later in the day he made stops at campaign fundraisers. - 

This final note. I don't know if maybe President Obama hasn't read the Gallup research on politics and rising gas prices this year, but there the president was today at the University of Miami -- making a speech about what?

Yeah, rising gas prices.

Crude closed at $107 a barrel in New York. Up a buck and a half.

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