At a rally in Michigan earlier today, GOP presidential frontrunner Rick Santorum told the crowd the real reason the economy tanked four years ago: "We went into a recession in 2008 because of gasoline prices." According to BuzzFeed, Santorum added, "The bubble burst in housing because people couldn’t pay their mortgages because of $4 a gallon gasoline." In related news, the Iraq War was caused by Social Security, the obesity epidemic is due to Solyndra, and the current unemployment rate? That's Mrs. Santorum's fault.

You'd think that saying stupid shit might hurt Santorum, but nope! He has a better-than-decent chance at winning tomorrow's Michigan and Arizona primaries. We're currently waiting for Romney to blame the crisis in Syria on stubby trees.

And maybe Santorum should rethink who is actually responsible for soaring gas prices.