Obama: Detroit Will Build Cars Of The Future

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Barack Obama made his first visit to the Motor City on Monday, telling a crowd gathered at Joe Louis Arena that, "We are going to build the cars of the future right here in Detroit, right here in Michigan, right here in America." The Detroit metro area has one of the highest rates of both unemployment and foreclosure, so Obama's message found a receptive audience. Popular Mechanics is expected to post a sketch of Obama's "car of the future" later today, including an artist's depiction of its flight capabilities.

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Sen. Obama continued with a message of alternative energy development, an industry for which many experts say Southeast Michigan's workforce is ideal. "We're going to create alternative fuels for our plug-in hybrids," he said. "We are going to help the auto companies. If you are ready for change, we are going to create a brighter energy future right here in America."
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Rob Emslie

I for one, eagerly await this utopia of which Senator Obama speaks. I can't wait for the future to arrive, in fact I have been waiting for it for going on 40 years now.

For as long as I can remember, we have been promised this mythical future where cars will get 300 miles to the gallon, their radios will only play good music, and traffic collisions will only result in the release of soft, creamy fluffernutter rather than carnage and destruction.

I further await the promised future of video wrist-phones, consequence-free steak and baked potato with butter and chives in a pill meals, 3-D TV and sex with one's sister-in-law without repercussions.

So I'll see you there, in the future, where everything is shiny and new, and everyone smiles and waves hello. Where all our cars wash themselves, and we all wear porkpie hats and unitards.