We face a classic result of environmental concern, the price of gas is going up rapidly to maybe $5 a gallon.  Environmentalists will say this is “fair,” since it is the result of paying more attention to our environent, e.g. stopping the Keystone Pipeline extension.  They also say it is good since it will force conservation of energy.

I fear these noble rationales will not fair well with the general population.  The basic reaction instead is, “I am already suffering from a dismal economy, this makes it worse.”  Truly a hard sell nin an election year.