July 12, 2009
But the reality is, to paraphrase Henry Ford's famous quote, GM will be able to build any color car it wants, as long as it's green.
It's impossible to believe that a president who is so thoroughly invested in reversing climate change will allow an automaker he controls to respond to consumer demand for pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. That's where the profits are, but GM's focus will have to be on the smaller, fuel-efficient cars Obama desires.
The pressure on the White House and on Congress from environmental groups will be enormous. Responsibility for those hated trucks and SUVs will now belong to Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Henry Waxman. They dance to the environmental movement's tune. If you want a GMC truck, better buy it now .