Romney: Let Detroit go bankrupt

posted at 12:20 pm on November 19, 2008 by Allahpundit

Or, if you prefer the way Democrats will be spinning this, “Romney to Detroit: Drop Dead.” You’ve read the op-ed, now see the video. Should an unprofitable, uncompetitive industry be forced to restructure or should the feds dump a few billion more into the national money hole? Mitt’s squarely within the conservative mainstream on this one (which wasn’t true of his position on the financial bailout), but when a would-be party standard-bearer whose family made its name running an auto company pipes up, it carries a little extra weight. At least, it does on a slow news day.

Exit question: Can we reach any conclusions about his intention in 2012 from this? Supporting a bailout would have exploded his economic cred within the party, but he could have chosen to simply duck the issue lest he alienate Michigan voters. As it is, given the Republican orthodoxy on this subject to which he’s lending his name, the state’s a mortal lock to go blue again in four years no matter who the nominee is.

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In case everyone still doesn’t get it, this whole election was a setup. The Democrats knew the economy was going to tank. After all, they orchestrated the “tanking”.

So their worst nightmare was a Romney nomination. They had to destroy him in the primaries early on. Just do an analysis of their Romney coverage. You’ll get the picture.

The deficient Republicans went right along, lulled into thinking the war was the driving force. Hence, McCain. Stupid is as stupid does.

Since the war was going well, and the economy was going to tank, and McCain was a self-admitted dunce on the economy…voila!

Oh well, live and learn.

eaglesdontflock on November 21, 2008 at 11:34 AM

If the unions were busted

Not going to happen anytime soon.

sethstorm on November 21, 2008 at 7:17 PM