"For years, while foreign competitors were investing in more fuel-efficient technology for their vehicles, American automakers were spending their time investing in bigger, faster cars" May 7, 2007, the Detroit Economic Club
The new Obama is an environmentalist and conserver of fossil fuels. The Hemi was traded in order to keep his supporters from having an epiphany that he is just another politician. The current Obamamobile is a Ford Escape Hybrid.
If he loses look for the next Obamamobile to have over 400hp and will be traded in for something more efficent around late 2011. Just in time for the 2012 election cycle.
There's Barack hiding his gas guzzling Obamamobile in garage before reporters see it.
When evil lurks in the dark streets of Chicago Barack is there. He arrives at the scene to take care of trouble in his Hemi powered Obamamobile.