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 |  Mar 01 2012, 1:45 PM

President Barack Obama has been in the media lately defending the bail out loans given to GM and Chrysler, and his latest promise to eventually buy and drive a Chevy Volt, seems politically on track with his all-American image.

“[The] Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I’ll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,” Obama said.

It seems the President feels as good about his decision to uphold the bailout as he does with his chance against the Republicans this year, regardless of who is nominated.

Whether this comment was purely born of his political agenda, or a real attraction to the car, we can’t be sure. The only way to tell will be watching after incumbent’s term ends, either in a year or five, to see if a Volt graces his garage.