Seen last summer. Part of a trend?
This Presidential campaign has been going on so long, and subjected to so much punditry, analysis, polling and general dissection that it probably should not surprise me that Kelley Blue Book, the outfit that provides price information about used cars, should issue its own slant on matters. In fact, they have.
According to a press release,
This seemed interesting enough so that while driving from San Francisco to Denver, I took my own survey: which bumperstickers were on which cars? Did my results agree with Kelley Blue Book's?
Mostly I learned is that out on the open road, bumper stickers are pretty rare. This was a bit of a shock. Where I live in San Francisco, it seems like one car in ten sports an Obama sticker (we rarely even think of the other guy.)
But on my 1200 mile drive, seeing hundreds of cars, I saw all of four Presidential bumper stickers. McCain-Palin rated one, on an older Saturn sedan. The three Obama stickers were attached to: a Toyota Highlander, a Honda Element, and a Buick LeSabre. Nothing conclusive in that. I'll have to take Kelley Blue Book on trust.