Then it really should be clear. Continue to develop alternative energy, and at the same time open up drilling where the experts say the oil is. It isn't that hard. But is Obama doing that? No. He is continuing to strangle off the energy we now use and rely on while at the same time having NOTHING to replace it with. Stupid if you ask me.
You said Obama could do nothing about pricing? Sure he could, he could do many things at the federal level that would ease this pain he is intentionally inflicting on the poor, and working middle class of this country. Suspending the federal tax on Gas is but one.