Tag Archives: Election 2008

GM congratulates Obama, reminds him to help auto industry

According to Automotive News, GM wasted no time in congratulation Barack Obama on his election victory and to remind him that he has made promises to help the auto industry and to make it one of his first priorities when he takes office. GM said that it “welcomes President-elect Obama’s pledge to support our nation’s […]

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Treasury denies GM’s request for aid, Chrysler merger talks on hold

GM CEO Rick Wagoner is probably very angry this morning along with the executives at Cerberus Capital Management. It was reported Wednesday that GM and Chrysler had worked out major issues and that a final deal could come as early as before Election Day seeing that the government approves a $10 billion aid package. Unfortunately […]

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Obama says he’ll meet with Detroit heads immediately

In an interview last night with Brian William on NBC’s Nightly News, democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said that he will immediately meet with the executives of Detroit automakers, which may very soon be the Big 2 instead of the Big 3. “My hope is if I’m elected, that I’m immediately meeting with heads of […]

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Poll: How you vote vs. what’s in your driveway

Earlier this morning we told you about Kelley Blue Book’s recent survey that found you can tell how someone will vote this Election season by what they drive. The results of the survey found that Obama supporters drive foreign compact cars and hybrids. McCain supporters on the other hand mainly own domestic made large-SUVs and pickups. That […]

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Obama ad spotted Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360

With the Election Day just weeks away, our presidential candidates are trying to get as much exposure as they can have. And no for those of you thinking that the folks at Electronic Arts are Democrats – you’re wrong. Above is an image of an advertisement placed by Barack Obama’s campaign in Burnout Paradise on Xbox […]

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Election ’08: McCain owns 13 vehicles, Obama owns one Escape Hybrid

With the elections close to a month away, NEWSWEEK took a look into the candidates’ cars. Based on public vehicle-registration records, John McCain and Cindy McCain together own 13 vehicles and Barack and Michelle Obama together own one. So what’s in McCain’s garage? According to NEWSWEEK, McCain’s daughter owns Toyota Prius, which he claims that […]

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Obama: $7k credit for fuel-efficient cars, calls for 1-million plug-in hybrids by 2015

Obama has proposed to tap into the strategic oil reserve to help lower current gas-prices and called McCain a tool of big oil companies as rising energy cost becomes a hot debut in the U.S. presidential campaign. Obama said he is calling for a $7,000 tax credit to help consumers purchase more fuel-efficient cars. The […]

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