Quote Of The Day: "Five Years From Now, When I'm Not President, I'll Buy One Myself" – Obama On The Chevrolet Volt

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

You heard it yourself. When Obama is out of office, he’ll buy a Chevrolet Volt and drive it himself. The Secret Service, which famously wouldn’t let Obama drive the Volt down the Hamtramck assembly line, generally protects the President for up to 10 years after they leave office – we’d assume that the “no driving” clause applies here. So Obama’s Volt may sit for a long time – hopefully it won’t brick.

Meanwhile, the DoE’s projection of 120,000 Volts produced in 2012 (let alone sold to consumers) still looks a little optimistic. GM just restarted production of the car a few days ago. Their sales target of 45,000 in 2012 has been abandoned after coming 2,300 units short of their 10,000 unit goal in 2011. GM now says that they will adjust “supply to meet demand”.

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  • FJ60LandCruiser FJ60LandCruiser on Feb 28, 2012

    He's a career liar, all politicians are. Do you really think that someone who travels the world in his personal jet and lives in the lap of luxury at the taxpayers' expense will actually demean himself to do something as lowly as... drive his own car? That's for the common folk, not the Sun King. He's going to travel around in some up-armored GMT SUV with an armed escort chase car. The extra armor plating and 6.2 pushrod V8 drives the mpg down on those tanks to about 7-8.

    • Imag Imag on Feb 29, 2012

      Since it is apparently worth repeating incredibly obvious facts: all presidents fly on Air Force One and are driven, per Secret Service orders. Did you whine about this when Reagan, The Bushes, and Nixon were in office?

  • Acuraandy Acuraandy on Feb 28, 2012

    If I have my way, he'll drive a Volt sooner than that...

  • PlentyofCars PlentyofCars on Feb 29, 2012

    I'd bet he won't buy a Volt. Come on.... Tomorrow he will be at the Ford factory saying he'll buy a Fusion hybrid; and next week he will be buying another Chrysler 300 like he use to own. Sorry to tell you, but we did not avert a second great depression. They just kicked it down the road a couple years. Look up the depression within the depression in 1937-38 caused by similar government action in the early part of the 1930's. It was called the "great" depression because of how long it lasted. We are just getting started. If the prior similar government action in the early part of the 1930's had worked, it would have just been another recession. Amazing how they are doing about the same things as before, (just in a different order), and they are expecting different results. We will see if this one ends as before (World War 3).

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    • Ubermensch Ubermensch on Mar 01, 2012

      @geeber No kidding. How far off the deep end has the right gone when a President who is politically to the right of Nixon is labeled a socialist? Nixon might be considered too liberal for the Democrats these days.

  • TomHend TomHend on Mar 01, 2012

    March 1, 2012. Everybody got bent with me, but just for the record. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/1/sheriff-arpaio-obama-birth-certificate-forgery/ Maybe Obama's birth certificate is a fake. Just saying.

    • Ubermensch Ubermensch on Mar 01, 2012

      A right wing sheriff in another state may believe that a birth certificate is false and he is an authority how? This of course is reported in one of the most right wing papers in the country owned by a religious nut job. Sounds legit. Maybe you should find another forum to post this drivel. Just saying.