Originally Posted by Barack Obama
“That’s where the rubber hits the road and that’s going to be the central focus of my administration.”
I find this quote confusing. When someone "hits the road", I believe it generally refers to the act of escaping the current situation. If the rubber hits the road, the rubber stepping in for credit flow, then will Obama's focus be on people who accept credit and then flee their obligation to repay?
"Where the rubber meets
the road" was an old Goodyear tire jingle about what we call the 'contact patch' today. Is Obama metaphorically referring to the distribution point of power (credit) from the vehicle (credit supply) to the road (all the people who need money)? Is he saying that he will focus on driving the vehicle of credit around so that as much road as possible will meet the rubber?
Are the tire companies asking for a bailout, too?
Oh, and if this will be his administration's central focus, does that mean all the other things will be his peripheral focus? Was the teleprompter broken?
It's things like this that make me go new-cue-ler.