The man they call Maximum Bob had visions of becoming Governor Maximum Bob. When the former vice chairman of General Motors saw his tenure with automaker drawing to a close, Bob Lutz considered running for governor of Michigan. It appears this was merely a brief consideration, ahead of the 2010 election.

A gubernatorial run faded into an afterthought once Lutz was informed of the sheer volume of cash he would need to spend on a campaign. Couple the amount of money with a never-ending sea of meetings and appearances along the campaign trail, and Lutz apparently realized this wasn't a pool he felt like diving into.

Since it's nothing more than a thought exercise at this point, why not take a moment to cast a completely meaningless vote in our poll below. Come on, Lutz, we're pulling for ya.

Would you vote for Bob Lutz to become the Governor of Michigan?
Yes 2593 (52.4%)
No 1602 (32.4%)
Depends on who he was running against... 751 (15.2%)

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Good ol Bob would never stoop so low as to be a common politician.
      • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        The G8 was a victim of timing. It was introduced at about the time rumors were flying about Pontiac's (and GM's) future, it was a flagship introduced in an economic downturn, and it never really had the chance to find its market. One of the weirdest things about the G8's launch is that, for marketing, they shoved it into the Wheelman, a Vin Diesel game, along with the Astra. Both brands were dead very soon after the game was released.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bob Lutz is certainly clueless enough to run for political office.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bob Lutz should be president of General Motors Should have been president of Chrysler back in the day Iacocca left. Hell I`d elect him president of the United States.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bob Lutz for governor
      • 4 Years Ago
      WHY the Bob KLUTZ Cult O' Personality? EVERYTHING he does is ultimately about HIMSELF. Dude should've gotten over himself a LONG time ago. NO accounting for "the otherwise exemplary AUTOBLOG"'s interest in the right wing self aggrandizing plutocrat, isn't even American, don't care if he's naturalized. He STILL has the right to be UNcool but folks, you THINK this schmoe is "cool" because he TOLD you so. END THE BOB KLUTZ Kool Kar Guy MYTH NOW
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love Lutz—but not as a politician.
      Matt Topper
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would move back to Michigan if he became governor.
      • 4 Years Ago
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