Looking to energize their campaigns, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum addressed the Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi Monday morning.
"We want to make sure that we have a candidate that can go up against President Obama who can make the case about energy in our future, who can draw a sharp contrast," Santorum told the crowd.
Gingrich went further, saying "these people are ideologically committed to a fantasy land, and if you read the president's energy speeches he's in cloud-cuckoo land."
A new Washington Post - ABC News poll seems to indicate President Obama is running out of gas when it comes to the issue of oil.
Almost two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove of the way the president has handled price increases at the pump, and that seems to be fueling a drop in his overall job approval numbers.
46-percent of those asked give the president a thumbs-up for his work in the White House, but 50-percent disapprove, a big difference from just a month ago, when the numbers were reversed.
Looking to seize on the shift in momentum, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney looked for some help from self described "redneck" comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who told supporters the current race is anything but funny.
"I've shaken the hands of too many vets, too many people that have put their lives on the line to fight for this country to see it go down the drain because ya'll it's in trouble, it's a mess," Foxworthy said.
Some would say the Republican fight for the White House is as well, with all three candidates looking for some "southern comfort" from primaries in Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday.