a Cadillac; he told us so.
"I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles," Romney said during an economic policy address at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday. "I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs actually. I used to have a Dodge pickup truck, so I used to have all three covered."
Wow! Flipper's wife drives two Cadillacs! Man talk about set for life. Now if he could just get another wife. (That was not meant to be a Mormon joke.)
Anyway, as it turns out, the people who are responsible for Cadillacs didn't always like us Negroes too much. Who knew? Maybe that's why some of
you Negroes like to drive them. I wonder how many republicans are aware of this little tidbit? If they did the sales of Cadillacs would fly through the roof.
"Nicolas Dreystadt singlehandedly saved Cadillac from its own ignorance. He was a German immigrant who came to the U.S. with his parents when he was a small boy. He worked as a mechanic apprentice for Mercedes-Benz before becoming the national head of Cadillac’s services department. He was responsible for the department that serviced Cadillac cars throughout the U.S. and was considered middle-management.
As he travelled across the country to monitor Cadillac’s service departments, Dreystadt noticed something strange. He noticed great numbers of Blacks bringing their cars in to be serviced. “But how could this be,” he thought, knowing that Cadillac had a strict “no sale to Blacks” policy. Then it dawned on him that these Blacks had paid Whites to buy the cars for them – they actually paid a fee for the transaction.
“But, the wealthy Negro,” business critic Peter F. Drucker recalled, “wanted a Cadillac so badly that he paid a substantial premium to a White man to front for him in buying one. Dreystadt had investigated this unexpected phenomenon and found that a Cadillac was the only success symbol the affluent Black could buy; he had no access to good housing, to luxury resorts, or to any other of the outward signs of worldly success (Cadillacs cost more than $ 5,000 back then–over $ 60,000 in today’s money).”
Now why would Negroes want to drive an automobile from a company that had a no sale to Negroes, policy? And why would you Negroes spend so much money to show off your status? I swear some things just never change. *shaking head*
"A Romney aide told reporters after the event that two Cadillacs driven by the candidate's wife are SRXs.
The luxury crossover retails new from from $35,485 to $54,525, according to the manufacturer's website -- mid-priced cars by industry standards."
I like nice cars as much as the next guy, but I have never liked Cadillacs. Something about them says Pimps and Elvis to me. Just a little too ostentatious for the kid. And besides, I never found their body style that appealing.
"See, I'm a Detroit guy, so, you know, I only have domestics. I have a couple of Cadillacs, at two different houses. You know, small crossovers,"
Mitt, would it kill your wife to drive a couple of nice Buicks?