Nah..... you don't get away with that BS.....spike in 2008 was later in the year when it looked like Obama was going to win the election.
The economy was failing in latter 2007, & even before. New car purchases were crumbling. People were left with no transportation when their cars broke down & they had no money to repair them. Major increases in Public Transportation had started, despite the usual worthlessness of PT. Total miles traveled in the U.S. had declined 5%, by the beginning of 2008. 5% doesn't sound like much, but for the american people, the lack of transport is a major blood loss. Before the first quarter of 2008 was over, large new car purchases had collapsed & a full one fifth of new truck purchases had gone away, without an increase in small car purchases.
'tiny-minded anne' proves her worthlessness & her bias.