Driving Our Nation: Romney vs. Obama

If Obama and Romney were cars, what kind of cars would they be and why?

I recently read an article in The Washington Post about - ready? - the political race.  This one gave me a chuckle.  

A Republican-led polling conglomerate asked a group of independents who had voted for President Obama in 2008 the following question: "If President Obama was a car, what kind of car would he be and why?"

Some entertaining answers:

Toyota Minivan: “He seems like a family person, so I put a nice minivan.”

Kia: “He’s sort of new and sort of reliable, but I don’t have enough information on him.”

Edsel: “It might have a good engine underneath, but out of touch with reality.”

I'd like to hear from you: If Obama AND Romney were cars, what kind of cars would they be and why?"


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Kyle S. Reyes is Director of Marketing for Carter Chevrolet and Mazda of Manchester.

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Paul Whitman September 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Obama's x 2 both lost their license to practice law, so I guess their cars should be impounded. Not sure on Romney yet, but he isn't asking for a bailout so any Ford will do.
Wayne Vendetto September 18, 2012 at 05:30 PM
The bomb waiting to go off is Obama's foreign policy!
Jim G. September 18, 2012 at 06:02 PM
*Complete* BS. Please check your facts before you copy your bumper stickers into the comment stream. http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/the-obamas-law-licenses/
Canton Taxpayer September 18, 2012 at 06:16 PM
47% of us agree with you Kelly.
Canton Taxpayer September 18, 2012 at 06:17 PM
since when do you need a law license to drive?
Bill September 18, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Obama would be a fancy sportscar, maybe a Maclaren, with a busted transmission, looks great, sounds great when you step on the gas but can't seem to get in gear or go anywhere and costs a lot to own and fuel up ie lots of style but no substance. But it's ok cause you bought it with your college kids credit card at 25% interest so they can pay for it, oh and it's a foreign job so the money for it went overseas. and the dealer tells you that even though he warranted it as new it's the previous owners (George Bush) fault the tranny is busted so it's all his fault and even though the dealer said he'd fix it in the first four years, it's gonna take another 4 years just to get the parts so it's not the dealers fault you spent so much money and had so much hope but are left owning a lemon.
LiveForFreedom September 18, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Very funny political humor... I have to agree that Obama is the 2012 Chevrolet Volt. 1. Only the very wealthy can afford these cars 2. The car runs on expensive electricity and there are no plans to build more nuclear electric plants which we desperate need. 3. The Volt doesn't have long range so you better not go very far. 4. The Volt is made by General Motors which is still 30% owned by the United States government 5. If the taxpayers sell the stock back to General Motors stock, we will incur a $30,000,000,000 dollar loss Yeah... that sums it up. Obama is a Chevy Volt. All idealism. Lots of charisma and attracts attention but does not deliver. Not practical. Costs more than twice what other vehicles can do. Yeah... that sums it up. Obama is a Chevy Volt.
Dean September 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Mitt's a Cadillac. Hell he is 2 Cadillacs. He could also be a race car. A lot of his friends are NASCAR owners.
Think Positive September 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Romney needs a full size car or van with a good size luggage rack. For where would he put the family dog when the family went on vacation?
Think Positive September 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM
But, this can't be. "Federal Regulators Approve Two Nuclear Reactors in Georgia" LiveForFreedom says "there are NO plans to build more nuclear electric plants which we desperae need". The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4 to 1 on Thursday to grant a license to build and operate two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia, a crucial threshold for an industry that has not had a new start since 1978. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/business/energy-environment/2-new-reactors-approved-in-georgia.html What?? Obama pushed for more Nuclear Power Plants. President Obama, speaking to an enthusiastic audience of union officials in Lanham, Md., on Tuesday, underscored his embrace of nuclear power as a clean energy source, announcing that the Energy Department had approved financial help for the construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/17/business/energy-environment/17nukes.html Those darn pesky facts.
Bill September 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Yes, we should follow the lead of other countries in moving to clean safe nuclear power, other countries like, say, Japan. Yep, ask them about clean safe nuclear power plants, and how much of their countryside is now uninhabitable thanks to clean nuclear power. Darn facts.
Think Positive September 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM
I didn't say I was in favor of Nuclear Power. So, don't put words in mouth Bill. I just corrected LiveForFreedoms assertion regarding the building of Nuclear Power Plants. That's right, those Darn Facts.
Think Positive September 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM
How Mitt Romney just lost the election Comments caught on video reveal that the GOP candidate thinks half of Americans are losers. This is an utter disaster for his campaign. http://money.msn.com/politics/post.aspx?post=358695c0-0d2d-403a-bfa9-77b81fa2674a
James Bond September 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Mitt; The "Thing", by VW. Also he has got to stop wearing jeans that look like they were bought at a women's clothing store.
Think Positive September 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Yes, we should follow the lead of other countries in moving to clean safe power, other countries like, say, Norway. Norway. While the land mass of Norway cannot be compared to some of the other members on this list, Norway has made incredible strides in alternative energy. Most notably, in 2010, Norway built the world’s largest wind turbine. They have also invested in hydroelectricity, with 99% of their electrical needs being met through this alternative source and a smaller amount of investment in biomass.
Bill September 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Think Positive, didn't put words in your mouth anymore than I can put thoughts in your mind (think about it) i didnt say you were pro nuclear, you brought up Obama being pro nuclear power, so I mentioned a little thing called risk. Read what is written. As to Mitts comments, he only spoke the truth about the number of people who don't pay taxes and think that the government owes them a living, home, healthcare etc which explains why the left is up in arms. As the old saying goes, if you want to anger a conservative, tell a lie, if you want to anger a liberal, tell the truth. Since a huge number of people know this for fact, and chafe at the idea that half us are pulling the wagon while the other half ride in it, there is the potential for his truth telling to be a huge positive.
Bill September 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Sorry, just realized you said "don't put words in mouth" maybe you prefer to put foot in mouth? :)
Andrew Ziemba September 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Out of all the stuff the man has ever said, I would have to say that it was the most honest and sincere thing that he has ever said. I don't really see what's wrong with what he said... He simply called out Obama's supports for EXACTLY who they are. Obviously for him it was a gaffe, since his entire campaign has been about trying to prove that he loves all the people who voted for Obama too. He has taken for granted anyone who likes R better than D. Had he spent more time massaging and cooperating with us from the libertarian party, he could have persuaded some of this group to support him instead of Gary Johnson. He's probably one of the weakest, most scared little fairy of a candidate that the Republicans have ever put up. Romney is always so terrified of saying something politically incorrect, or stepping on someone's toes... always worrying how the media might portray him. Not really surprising I guess, as a shill who supports the 2 party mafia. Seriously, how does this cost him the election? If anything, this motivates and emboldens his supporters. Unless you think all the liberals will not be more motivated and more emboldened by the remarks? Any part of that zombie 47% is unfortunately a lost cause anyway...
Bill September 19, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Then Barack could take over the wheel on the way to autocracy.
The Best Patriot September 19, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Mitthead RobMe has the class of a '78 Pinto hatchback and is soon to be as irrelevant as one. Wayne: All policy is foreign to RobME.
wtfdrez September 19, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Mitt got caught telling the truth, but somehow president solyndra comes out smelling like a rose. Go figure?
Sharon Pealer September 19, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Jim G. please if you are going to ask people to check the facts, don't ask them to check the democratic party sources. Factcheck.org, really? More reliable and just to show a comparison of the same story: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/09/18/the-data-behind-romneys-47-comments/ here is your factcheck on the same thing http://factcheck.org/2012/09/dependency-and-romneys-47-percenters/ The Obamas did in fact surrender the licenses to practice law and this is a reliable source, if only because they went to the legal source: http://finance.yahoo.com/mbview/threadview/?m=tm&bn=19051&tid=103524&mid=103524&tof=18&frt=2
Harry Sawyer September 19, 2012 at 09:40 AM
Both are Mercury Comets sitting in a junky yard, waiting to be scrapped and sent to China... Ron Paul is the Rolls Royce...
judith graziano September 19, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Good to know this. He's a fair share kind of guy. He's my man!
Spiff September 19, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Barrack Obama is a Yugo, new and kinda fashionable but really a piece of junk that they will stop selling in a year or two, whereas Romney is like a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, all business!
judith graziano September 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
This is Obamas last minute election ploy to appeal to the need for our own energy. He has never been in favor before.
Jon September 19, 2012 at 05:47 PM
both are clown cars
The Barefoot Accountant October 24, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Peace Maker October 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Vote your pocket book. Since reassessment two years ago in 2010, property values based on actual sales data have decreased 5% per year. If your home was worth $200,000 in 2010, it could now be worth as much as $180,500 in 2012. In addition to this, both of Eastern Connecticut's casinos are downsizing their employee staff. Pfizer has left New London and is in the process of leaving Groton. In the third debate, or unfiltered discussion, Romney clearly stated that his administration would move to help make a 300 ship navy. General Dynamics and the U.S. Sub base remain at present, as Eastern Connecticut's two strongest employers. Obama wants to cut the military. Does anyone remember the military base closing, where the Groton base was one of the candidates for closure? With the closing the Navy base in Groton, and downsizing of General Dynamics activities, there would be a mass exodus from Eastern Connecticut, and value of your property could only be sold for pennies on the dollar. Vote your pocket book, while its still your pocket book.
IprefernotTosay October 27, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I think Obama would be a Barbi Ferrari, lots of fun, pretty cool, but otherwise useless, and obsurd for anyone other than barbie and ken, where Romney would be a Rolls Royce, classy, stylish, you'd be crazy not to want one, but lets face it, it's not very practical or realistic.


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