• Mitt Romney Doubles Down on "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt"

    Back in 2008, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the New York Times titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." It's now 2012, and it seems like the one thing he hasn't flip-flopped on is how much he wants Detroit to go bankrupt. Here's a quote from Romney's new op-ed for The Detroit News

    I love cars, American cars. I was born in Detroit, the son of an auto chief executive. In 1954, my dad, George Romney, was tapped to run American Motors when its president suddenly died.

    Oops, sorry, that's a quote from his New York Times op-ed piece. Here's The Detroit News quote…

    I am a son of Detroit… Cars got in my bones early. And not just any cars, American cars.

    When the president of American Motors died suddenly in 1954, my dad, George Romney, was asked to take his place.

    This is The Hangover II of op-ed pieces: same thing, different setting. The rest of it just revamps the points made in 2008 to fit in a post-Obama-saved-the-auto-industry world. Mitt Romney still thinks Obama did more bad than good by bailing out Chrysler and General Motors, but he also wants people in Michigan to vote for him.

    Fortunately for him, as the son of a Michigan governor, he should have no problem in that state. I mean, who are they going to vote for? Rick Santorum? Wait, he's gaining ground there?

    Damn. Now I kind of want Detroit to go bankrupt, too.

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    Tags: Auto Industry, Detroit, Mitt Romney, New York Times, Rick Santorum


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