As has been discussed in other threads, there are several reasons gas has been getting more expensive. One of these is that as a a commodity, commodity futures speculators have been driving it up. Any time there's a perceived "problem" with supplies the prices jump.
So I'm wondering something.
Why does Obama & McCain (as well as the current administration) keep rattling their sabers over Iran? They have to know it will just keep the prices up if not make them higher. Are they really concerned about the public's pain at the gas pump?
Maybe Iran is trying to become a member of the nuclear club, maybe they're not. Either way wouldn't a better, more mature policy be "We are very concerned about what is going on in Iran and if elected, I will make it an administration priority to resolve these issues. I will assign a special negotiator that will have the administration's full support in getting a peaceful solution with the Iranian government." (or something like that).
That doesn't mean it couldn't get ugly later, but it should go a long way to keeping the commodity futures market cool.
If we attack Iran $4 a gallon gas will be a fond memory.