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Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices

Romney in Kirkwood in 2012
Bill Greenblatt | UPI | File photo
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney works a crowd of supporters after delivering remarks as he visits a park in Kirkwood, Mo. on March 13.

Updated at 5:04 p.m. with additional information from the event.

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied for support at a park in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood Tuesday.

Republican caucuses are underway in Missouri, as the process to select a presidential nominee continues, but  the party's front-runner ignored his Republican rivals. Instead, he attacked President Barak Obama, blaming him for a high gasoline prices.

"Now I have some suggestions for him," he said. "Maybe it's related to the fact that you stopped drilling in the Gulf; maybe it's related to the fact, Mr. President, that you are not drilling in ANWR; maybe it's related to the fact that you said we couldn't get a pipeline in from Canada, known as Keystone," Romney said.

Romney, who lost to former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum last month in Missouri's non-binding GOP primary, also poked fun at the Show-Me state's  pronunciation debate between "Missouri" and "Missourah."

In St. Louis County, Romney declared he was firmly in "Missouri."Most of Missouri's Republican caucuses, including St. Louis County, will take place this Saturday. St. Louis City's caucus will be held March 24.


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