Obama Buys a Hybrid… Is it Purely a Political Move?

Recently US Presidential candidate Barack Obama was criticized for lecturing automakers about their gas-guzzling vehicles. At the same time he owned a Hemi-powered Chrysler 300C, which to some people seemed a little hypocritical.

Well now it seems that Obama has taken that criticism to heart because he traded in his Chrysler for a Ford Escape Hybrid. Apparently he bought the hybrid before Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. confronted Obama in early June.

Apparently other presidential hopefuls also own the Escape hybrid, such as John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Full Story: Detroit Free Press

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