Not to start a political thread here (election's over - thank God), but I've never seen a Subaru with a Romney/Ryan bumper sticker.
My brother who lives in Vermont told me they are the "state car" there. I'm a liberal, artist, sailing, Mac using, dude with a golden retriever that rides nearly everywhere with me in the back of the Sube. So, I guess I had to get this car.
As for fording streams like the pic, I don't drive into standing water, or grab downed power lines, or run into burning buildings. That guy looks like he's trying to win a Darwin award.
Come out to my part of the county sometime. I know a couple that still have McCain/Pailin stickers next to the Romney/Ryan ones. A couple even still have Bush ones. There are also plenty with ***** and John Kerry. I think I have seen a Gore sticker running around.
At least here, people don't by them to make a statement. People buy them because snow doesn't care about your voter registration. When the weather is bad, guess who is out on the road?
P.S. One car you don't see on the road here in bad weather is the Prius. Oddly enough, there are a couple Volts in my town and I see those out in bad weather more than I do the Priuses, and there are a lot more of the Priuses than the Volts.