With the polls closed and the new president selected, there are a lot of happy people out there, a lot of sad people and this crazy guy. After two years of campaigning, it's sort of hard to believe it's over. We'll be spending the next four years breaking down the new president's policies, reporting on Detroit automakers who beg him for more money, and mocking his automotive initiatives. It's what we do. Until then, here's a chance for everyone to get a few more jokes out of their system. This is an automotive blog and we definitely ascribe personalities to cars. It is, therefore, with a full belief that everyone will behave, that we ask the question: What kind of car is President-elect Barack Obama? Personally, we think the Chevy Volt is the best example. Its sudden and surprising rise is a response to more than a decade of bad news and catastrophic decisions. It's a hybrid. It's made in America but includes some imported parts. Some are convinced it's going to save the world but they're a bit vague on exactly how. It's Barack Obama! That's our thinking, anyways. What do you think? (QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good "Question Of The Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)
Chevy Volt? Nah, I was thinking more like Chevy Vega. You know, seems like a good idea at the time but only time will tell and even then you'll still have a select few that look at a car like a Vega and see ambrosia where others look at it and see a hopeless failure.