Why auto bailout helps Obama (and hurts GOP) in Michigan, Ohio
A new Obama ad attacks Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum for opposing the auto industry bailout. Polls show 63 percent of voters in Michigan support the federal bailout of the auto industry.
Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich have one thing in common, President Obama’s campaign would like you to know: The GOP candidates didn’t want the federal government to bail out the American auto industry.
The Obama campaign is hitting the GOP field - and Romney in particular - with an advertisement arguing that “when a million American jobs were on the line, every Republican candidate turned their back” before flashing Romney’s now-infamously headlined op-ed “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”
The Michigan GOP primary is five days away and Democrats are getting into the mix in more than just the Obama for America ad spot: Democratic party officials have encouraged their members to vote in the GOP’s primary, even.