Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chevy Volt: Huge seller, wrong reason

I want to be on the record now as predicting that this car will be a huge seller. So when it goes through the roof, remember these prophetic words.

But it will not go through the roof because it is a good car or a sensible purchase. Like every other thing associated with Barack Obama, it divides, not unites. The car will become the official vehicle of the Left. It will become nothing less than a referendum on Obama. There are millions of Liberals with money that will look at the purchase as something akin to a campaign contribution. Every union big shot and an army of union lobbyists will all buy two. GM plans to produce 10,000 units the first year, my guess is that will be upped to 50,000. Every third car in DC will be a Chevy Volt.

Few will like the car, and I wouldn't be surprised if it is subject to several recalls in the first year alone. But the great post-partisan post-racial post-everything uniter will have given America it's very first partisan car, purchased for political reasons along partisan lines.