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CNBC: Barack Obama on the Auto Industry

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I don't feel overly comfortable getting into prolonged political discussions, but I honestly think that Barack Obama truly does want to help the Big 3 auto makers. I know he needs votes in key Midwestern states, but I also think he actually will try and do something about the predicament our auto industry is in if elected. (This particular discussion starts at around minute 2:20)

Thoughts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV1Yq_KEAHQ

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Yeah he wants to raise fuel economy by four percent each year. The automakers need help, either canidate Obama or McCain will help them.

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I don't feel overly comfortable getting into prolonged political discussions, but I honestly think that Barack Obama truly does want to help the Big 3 auto makers. I know he needs votes in key Midwestern states, but I also think he actually will try and do something about the predicament our auto industry is in if elected. (This particular discussion starts at around minute 2:20)

Thoughts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV1Yq_KEAHQ

I'm not a big fan of Senator Obama, but I don't know what more he could possibly have said. He seems to understand legacy costs and the importance of the industry.

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i think he is sincere in wanting to preserve the relevance of our AMERICAN companies in this industry.

Also, didn't he own a Chrysler 300?

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i think he is sincere in wanting to preserve the relevance of our AMERICAN companies in this industry.

Also, didn't he own a Chrysler 300?

I did read once that he owned a 300. I think he now drives an Escape Hybrid. I also heard McCain drives a CTS (or maybe it was a DTS).

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Will loose any exciting cars left with Obama. McCain won't be alot better.

How do you figure? As long as there is consumer demand for exciting cars, they will remain available. They will just have to become more efficient. The true character of a sports car lies in its efficiency anyway, not its excess. Cars like the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang will have to change with the times. They will get smaller and lighter, which is a good thing.

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I don't feel overly comfortable getting into prolonged political discussions, but I honestly think that Barack Obama truly does want to help the Big 3 auto makers. I know he needs votes in key Midwestern states, but I also think he actually will try and do something about the predicament our auto industry is in if elected. (This particular discussion starts at around minute 2:20)

Thoughts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV1Yq_KEAHQ

well it kind of goes with a lot of the things he said... he's a protectionist... he also is talking about making serious tax cuts for companies that create new american jobs, or retain american employees... so, i think hes on the side of the workers... he wants to make sure that they have a job every day, and i think he understands that if something is not done, the welfare of the majority of detroit could be at stake...

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They will just have to become more efficient. The true character of a sports car lies in its efficiency anyway, not its excess. Cars like the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang will have to change with the times. They will get smaller and lighter, which is a good thing.

lets hope they do better than last time if they decide to do that

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hehe 77 and 78 was not kind to the smaller more efficient mustangs :P

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McCain has...

Cadillac CTS's ('04 and an '07)

Lincoln Town Car '00

Lexus RX (year not known)

Volkswagon Bug (year not known)

Toyota Prius (for Megan McCain year not known)

2007 Ford Pickup

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Yet he's the candidate who understands what the "common man" is going through?

Sounds like a parking lot there....

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Yet he's the candidate who understands what the "common man" is going through?

What are you talking about, that's only like one vehicle per house! :thumbsup:

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McCain has...

Cadillac CTS's ('04 and an '07)

Lincoln Town Car '00

Lexus RX (year not known)

Volkswagon Bug (year not known)

Toyota Prius (for Megan McCain year not known)

2007 Ford Pickup

I was just looking at your new sig and I realized something. If you photograph McCain from a low angle, it almost looks like he can wave normally..... almost. Heh. :tipsy:

Anybody know what all cars Obama and his wife owns? I am curious now.

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I was just looking at your new sig and I realized something. If you photograph McCain from a low angle, it almost looks like he can wave normally..... almost. Heh. :tipsy:

Anybody know what all cars Obama and his wife owns? I am curious now.

Soon Obama and his family will be driving around in this gently used 2006 Cadillac!

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He will not spread the wealth in that direction. At this point he is telling eveyone what they want to hear to get elected. Fact of the matter is, Congress makes the laws. 80% of what Obama says, he will have no contol over.

Don't fall into his "marketing" propoganda. He reminds me of Toyota.

Keep in mind, Obama and the Dems are very pro-Union

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Yet he's the candidate who understands what the "common man" is going through?

We got:

2004 Z85 silverado (dad)

2004 LS colorado (mine)

2001 s-10 blazer LT (mom)

1998 s-10 LS (sister)

1996 Buick century (back up)

1994 Z28 (dad)

1969 Impala (mine)

possibly a 1968 SS chevelle in the future (dad)

sounds kinda common to me.... but that may just be me....

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We got:

2004 Z85 silverado (dad)

2004 LS colorado (mine)

2001 s-10 blazer LT (mom)

1998 s-10 LS (sister)

1996 Buick century (back up)

1994 Z28 (dad)

1969 Impala (mine)

possibly a 1968 SS chevelle in the future (dad)

sounds kinda common to me.... but that may just be me....

Yeah, I dont see any Cadillacs, Lexuses, Lincolns or hybrids on your list.

And Obama has an Escape hybrid.

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He will not spread the wealth in that direction. At this point he is telling eveyone what they want to hear to get elected. Fact of the matter is, Congress makes the laws. 80% of what Obama says, he will have no contol over.

Don't fall into his "marketing" propoganda. He reminds me of Toyota.

Keep in mind, Obama and the Dems are very pro-Union

Both sides actually. Toyota's Marketing Department could learn a lot from American politics in general. :unitedstates:

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