Edwards: Americans need to give up their SUVs

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has hit an accord (not literally) with the American public, suggesting they should sacrifice SUVs in favor of more fuel-efficient vehicles. Speaking at a forum held by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Edwards told the audience that he thinks "Americans are willing to sacrifice" there love of gaz-guzzling SUVs.

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[Source: Detroit News]

When asked whether Americans should actually give up their SUVs, Edwards' response was an adamant "yes." Despite the bold assertion, Edwards was very popular with the crowd. He also won a lot of favor when he revealed his desire to return production of America's military needs, such as tanks, rifles and ammunition to American soil.

Other initiatives he mentioned during the speech included a proposal to place a national cap on carbon dioxide emissions and reduce this limit on a year-by-year basis. It's funny hearing Edwards talk about sacrifice when he's living in a 28,000 square-foot mansion, but the politician makes no apologies for his lifestyle explaining that he had worked hard for it. No doubt, which is why he should be able to buy any car he wants, even an SUV.

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