At about the time Barack Obama (2009- ) threw his hat into the ring to run for the presidency he traded in his urban chic Chrysler 300C sedan for a fuel-efficient and more politically correct Ford Escape Hybrid crossover SUV. Nearly a century after the country's first automobile-owning president drove an electric car, the cycle came full circle, as our 44th commander in chief rode into the White House owning a vehicle that was at least partially powered by electricity. And yes, that's Kermit the Frog in the above image, not Obama.
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