What Cars Do the Candidates Drive?
It's almost November 4, and the race for the White House is heating up. The back-and-forth bickering is heated; the presidential debates are fierce. There's been plenty of discussion about healthcare, taxes, foreign policy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But with Election Day just around the corner, it's time we got to the bottom of the most crucial question facing voters this year: what vehicles do the candidates drive?
Sen. John McCain - Arizona
Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his wife Cindy own a combined 13 vehicles, but his main ride is a Cadillac CTS--and it fits his personality well. It's got a beefy engine with plenty of horsepower, a bold look, and an overall classic design. Plus, a 72-year-old man driving a Cadillac is almost too perfect. The "Straight Talk Express" bus isn't too shabby either.
Sen. Barack Obama - Illinois
After pressuring American automakers to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama dumped his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300C for a more practical Ford Escape Hybrid. The Chrysler 300 is undoubtedly a sexier and more youthful vehicle, but dumping the HEMI engine for a hybrid is certainly a step in the 'green' direction.
Gov. Sarah Palin - Alaska
In a world of gas-sipping hybrids and Cooper Minis, sometimes you gotta go big. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has two sons, three daughters, a husband, and probably a few pets to taxi around, so her 9-seater Chevy Suburban is definitely a necessity. Palin also owns a Volkswagen Jetta with a diesel engine when she needs some get-up-and-go.
Sen. Joe Biden - Delaware
For the past 30 years, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden has commuted to Washington via Amtrak, but that '67 Corvette in his garage isn't just for show. It was given to him as a wedding gift by his father, a car salesman, over four decades ago. Biden also has a Ford F-series pickup for the weekend.
Tonight's McCain/Obama meeting in Hempstead, New York, is the final presidential debate of this election season. It takes place on National Grouch Day--is that a bad omen?