Mitt “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” Romney takes credit for the auto industry’s rebound. While on record opposing the massive government bailout, today the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told a local TV station, “I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.”
Modest guy, that Willard.
Romney argued he pushed for “managed bankruptcy” at the time and, therefore, according to him, he should get props for it. “My own view by the way is that the auto companies needed to go through bankruptcy before government help. And frankly, that’s finally what the president did,” said Romney while on the campaign trail in Euclid, Ohio. “He finally took them through bankruptcy. That was the right course I argued for from the very beginning.”
What you see here on display is a new tactic of leeching on to the president’s successes and trying to run with it. If you are dumbfounded by this strategy, you’re not alone; Republican politicians also seem confused by his grandiose declarations.Team Obama quickly released a new ad, “Mitt Romney Versus Reality: Auto Recovery Edition.” It shows clips of Romney slamming the bailout. The video really should have been labeled, “Not So Fast Buddy, We Did All The Work.”