The silly season of politics has already begun. According to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, he deserves “a lot of credit” for the recent successes of General Motors and Chrysler. What? Is this the same Mitt Romney who in 2008 wrote in the New York Times that if GM and Chrysler get the taxpayer bailout they want “you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye”?
We are used to political candidates and their campaigns saying anything to get elected, but this is a stretch by any standard.
As a political media junkie, this fib told by Romney reminded me of the Chrysler commercial aired during the Super Bowl called “Halftime in America”. You can watch it below. Officially, this is a commercial from the car company, but I think it is one of the greatest political commercials of our time.
One more thing, General Motors posted record profits last year. Thanks to President Obama and a host of other people not named Mitt Romney.