If you think about Trabant and politics you will most certainly end up with a picture in your mind of Eastern Block propaganda or the unwillingness of the GDR superior Leadership to further develop the car. Therefor it was outdated technically most of it's production time, a perfect example of the problems coherent with socialist planed economy.
Don't get me wrong, today it is charming, it looks like a child would paint a car, is fun to drive in it's own way, for a few miles, similar to a pre-war car, for the price tag of good pair of shoes.
But the main story would be about 2017 continental Europe politics, where the Austrian conservative party uses a Trabant for advertisement with the slogan: "because the driver counts". Does it make any sense - at least not for me, because it is still a Trabant, no matter who the driver is.
To be honest, if can't say anything good, don't say anything at all is probably the best way to end this here - with some impressions for you - I personally don't get it, but maybe I'm not enough sympathetic to Eastern Block cars - if so, good luck finding the voters who are are more.
All pictures are screenshots from the candidates website: http://www.nico-marchetti.at/