You’ve heard of campaign promises? A commitment made by a jovial President Obama could be called one for after his term in office at which point he said he will buy a Chevy Volt.
Mentioning to the United Auto Workers his famous visit to the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant from which many photos of him sitting in a Volt have been re-posted, Obama revisited how it was enjoyable sitting in a Volt fresh off the line, but the Secret Service would not let him drive it.
“It was nice. I bet it drives real good,” he said. “And five years from now, when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself.”
These words went over very well with those in attendance, and after lengthy applause for which Obama paused smiling, the crowd could be heard chanting, “four more years, four more years!”
So what do we make of these statements? Put positively, can we say Americans are now eligible to drive a car the president only wishes he could, but will have to wait for?
At least one commenter on the YouTube clip has already said Obama will get his chance in 10 months, but that is about what one would expect someone to say in these often contentious times.
Obviously Obama was in a good mood when he said it. What do you think? Will he actually do it?