In case you haven’t heard, it’s an election year, and it now appears as if (finally!) the presidential matchup is set, with Republican Sen. John McCain facing off against Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.
With cars and politics constantly on the brain, we thought we’d look at the qualities that help define the two major parties and see which cars fit their worldviews. Of course, this is merely our take — neither party, as far as we know, has come up with an endorsed lineup of cars. As you’ll see below, that’s a good thing.
In a snapshot, you could argue that Republicans are interested in American-made cars (but not so much in unions), are fiscally conservative (read: cheap), in favor of tax cuts and credits, less government regulation, and a strong U.S., both militarily and economically. Democrats are likely more environmentally focused fans of safety regulations, big fans of unions, and interested in diversity and social progressivism.
There are a few cars that work for both parties, and others that are strict partisans. Keep reading for details.
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