The American Presidential race is full swing across the pond. With current President (and sensible chap) Barak Obama running for the Democrats, the Republicans are looking for a contender to take him on. There are a number of choices, each more terrifying than the last. One candidate, Newt Gingrich is not only bizarre, but doesn't seem to like the Chevrolet Volt.
After a few hiccups (is it a hybrid, is it a range extended vehicle?) the Volt has found a few haterz stateside, one of which is red-blooded 'Merican Newt. His idea to keep the V8 running free involves drilling for oil any and everywhere to push the price of oil down for consumers. Now, economical and environmental issues aside it's safe to say that his idea is a little foolish. He wants to keep the fuel flowing, though, and actively opposes cars like the Volt, presumably because of their eco cred. He also stated that "You cannot put a gun rack in a Chevy Volt".
One Volt owner disagrees. See the video below for why.
See, you can get a rack in there, even if it's a little home made.
What Newt's missing here is that the American Dream of V8s and picket fences for all may have to adjust a touch to keep the planet running a little smoother for longer. The Volt is a brilliant car, there's no need to hate on it so much.
That said, Newt Gingrich wants to found a Moon base by 2020. That is not a joke. He wants to set up colonies on the moon. The possible future leader of the United States of America would like to send people to live on the Moon during his premiership. The Moon. We wish we were joking. Google him, he's terrifying.