Some firm that does focus groups ran them with independent voters who voted for President Obama in 2008 but are undecided in 2012. The voters were asked to describe Obama as if he were a car. The results are somewhat interesting. Some voters described President Obama favorably -- as a Ford Taurus or a Toyota Minivan. Others weren't so kind.
There's "The Dale":
It was supposed to come out in the 1970s. It was a woman who -- it's a great story if you've never heard of it -- she gave us this car, the Dale, which was supposed to end the gas crisis. It was supposed to be for the masses, kind of like the Volkswagen -- user-friendly. It was this really kind of cool, sleek-looking car. And then, the thing never ran, it was a false bill of goods. It looked good on paper, but when it came to delivering, it was worse than it even came out to be.
Trying to be all things to all people and being unsuccessful at all of it.
Broken Down Junker:
There's no hope of repair, no hope of salvage, it's just gone.