Edwards: Americans need to give up their SUVs
When asked whether Americans should actually give up their SUVs, Edwards' response was an adamant "yes." Despite the bold assertion, Edwards was very popular with the crowd. He also won a lot of favor when he revealed his desire to return production of America's military needs, such as tanks, rifles and ammunition to American soil.
Other initiatives he mentioned during the speech included a proposal to place a national cap on carbon dioxide emissions and reduce this limit on a year-by-year basis. It's funny hearing Edwards talk about sacrifice when he's living in a 28,000 square-foot mansion, but the politician makes no apologies for his lifestyle explaining that he had worked hard for it. No doubt, which is why he should be able to buy any car he wants, even an SUV.
John Edwards Says America Needs To Give Up Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV)
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles.
The former North Carolina senator told a forum by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, yesterday he thinks Americans are willing to sacrifice.
Edwards says Americans should be asked to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. He says he would ask them to give up SUVs.
Comments: I am not a fan of the SUV and I do not own one myself! But I'm for the government staying out of my car-buying decision! Anyone who buys an SUV knows they pay multiple premiums: higher purchased price, higher insurance, probably higher maintenance (think 4 W/D or AWD), and higher fuel costs. Below is a pic of Edwards getting into a Cadillac SUV:
HT: Ben Smith: Edwards vs. the SUV