Today at 5:30, my wife and I are going to be picking up our American Union Made Chevrolet Cruze Eco. And it's really cool that we are doing it on a day that President Obama will be in my city. More under the orange artwork.
On January 19, 2009 my wife and I drove past the GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio, on our way to the Presidential Inauguration. Little did I know that a little over 3 years later, I would be buying a new Chevrolet Cruze Eco that was made in that plant. By American workers. By Union workers. And why can I do this? Because our president made a decision, unlike those made by vulture capitalist Romney, to take action to preserve jobs that provide a living wage for American workers.
I'm trading in 2 cars made in Mexico, one by an allegedly American auto maker.
So by doing this, my wife and I are increasing our gas mileage by about 33%, decreasing our carbon footprint, and I so wish we could even more with a better bus system and a train from here to Chicago that passes through Iowa City. We made the decision because we believe in our country, we believe in our Union brothers and sisters, and we believe in the possibilities that we saw in Barack Obama back on a cold January night in 2008.
And before we leave the dealer lot, our new Cruze will have an Obama Biden 2012 sticker on it's bumper, with another sticker on the way that says bin Laden is dead, GM is alive.
I never thought that buying a car could make us feel so emotional, but it has.
My only regret is that we didn't really think about the timing of the day, but as a battleground state, we'll get our chances to see President Obama again.