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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thursday, General Motors and Chrysler announced their best October sales since 2007, the latest evidence against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s increasingly discredited stance on the auto bailout.

The Detroit News reports that GM sold 195,764 vehicles in October, marking a 4.7 percent rise and the company’s most successful October since 2007. All four of GM’s brands — Buick, Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet — posted sales increases from October of 2011.

Chrysler’s sales last month were up 10 percent, also marking the company’s best October since 2007, when the financial crisis was in its early stages. Additionally, on Monday Chrysler reported that its third-quarter profit had risen 80 percent from last year.

While the sales data is undoubtedly good for the American economy, it is just as surely damaging for the Romney campaign. Romney vocally opposed the auto bailout, slamming it as “crony capitalism” and promising that “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye” in his infamous New York Times op-ed, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.

In reality, President Barack Obama’s decision to extend an $80 billion bailout to the auto industry saved over one million jobs, and has helped Obama hold on to narrow leads in the critical Midwestern swing states, where the auto industry is central to the economy. In Michigan, for example, a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll shows Obama leading Romney by 6 points — with half of those polled saying that the rescue of GM and Chrysler was a deciding factor in their support.

Faced with the reality that the auto bailout did not kill the industry, as Romney predicted, the Republican presidential nominee has been reduced to lying, suggesting in television ads and stating in a campaign speech that Jeep plans to move its production from Ohio to China — a claim that received four Pinocchios from Washington Post fac-checker Glenn Kessler.

Romney’s message on the auto bailout is so egregiously false that GM and Chrysler felt compelled to fact-check Romney themselves; Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called Romney’s claims “inaccurate” in an email to employees on Tuesday, and Greg Martin, a spokesman for General Motors, told The New York Times that Romney’s Jeep ad “is cynical campaign politics at its worst.”

So with just five days to go until Election Day, it appears increasingly likely that Romney’s campaign will meet an ironic end: barring a sudden shift in the polls, the self-styled “Son of Detroit” and turnaround artist will see his presidential dreams dashed by two turned-around auto companies that Romney himself wanted left for dead.

Photo credit: AP/Seth Perlman


  • nobsartist

    There goes willards plans.

    • ExPAVIC

      WHAT?

      Willard never had a plan. He’s been shooting from the hip since spring. Cain, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, and Gingrich didn’t have any plans either.

      And they wonder why the Old, Old, used up GOP is croaking before our eyes. Where do we send flowers and will there be an open casket?

      • At least Cain had his 9-9-9 tax plan.

  • Salop88

    So, where are Ford’s sales results? They didn’t take the bailout, and I’ll bet their sales are up, too. All this proves is that people are buying more cars than they were a couple of years ago…seems like a stretch to make a negative Romney story here, especially since one of the Big Three has managed to prosper, even without a Federal bailout. In other words, if one did it, could the other two have possibly done it, too?

    • latebloomingrandma

      Ford was not ready to go out of business, the other 2 were. The fact that people are buying cars, a big ticket item, means that the economy is improving.

      • midway54

        Gee, grandma, now you have just burst his balloon of “logic” with the factual distinction.

      • Another indication of an improving economy is the 6% increase in federal income tax receipt for August. Which is projected to decrease the debt for next fiscal year. The economy will not continue to grow if we start retreating from current fiscal policies. Another nail in the Romneyomnics plans.

      • mikeopks

        Ford stated if GM and Chrysler went out of business they would also go out of business, due to the fact they get their parts come from the same suppliers. Those suppliers would have gone out of business with only ford remaining. Ford begged the goverment to bail them out.

        • DurdyDawg

          “Ford begged the goverment to bail them out.”…

          Well there you go.. More fodder for the pubs to call you a liar. You’re wording can bring them out in force where they will convince their minions that Obamamites are liars since ford never asked for a bailout.. there fore allow me to tell these bumpkins that you were referring to ford asking the g’ment to bail out chrysler and not them.

      • puzzled21

        Thanks, they always try to find some way to make a positive a negative.

    • What it proves, Salop, is we have a very intelligent President & we should be grateful we do. If there is a Romney negative story, it is of his own making when he was unwilling to support the auto industry. Also people buying more cars is testament to an improving economy.

      • Jacqueline Holland

        Joyce, I agree with you 100%.

      • Ditto Joyce. The buck stops here. Detroit and Ohio is prospering contrary to Romney’s cry for letting Them die so He and His cronies could buy the shares at 50 cents per share and sell at a profit as usual. Stick a”FORK” in Romney.He is “DONE” !

        • more like HALF BAKED

    • Hey dummy Chrysler and GM would be gone if ont for the bailout. They wouldn’t be around riight now. You do understand that your logic of people are buying cars is a plus for the Obama administration since the economy must be improving if people are BUYING cars. If Obama found a cure for cancer you would want to know why he didn’t cure heart disease. You right wingers a full of could haves and might haves. What did happen was the the two car companies got money from the gov’t and are still in business and showing a profit. These are facts that don’t seem to penetrate the conservative bubble.
      Obama wins on 11/6

    • Salop88 – the other two would have only survived if they had private funding. No one wanted to take the risk, not even Bain Capital, who was approached. I’m sure you are aware that while Romney stated, “Let Detroit go Bankrupt”. that he was making millions off the bail-out. Read what happened at Delphi. Now Romney is trying to take credit for the bail-out. What a hypocrite and pathological liar.

    • amarquez647

      Ford was not in trouble, Chrysler and GM were!

    • Eagle56

      Sounds great, except without the help secured by bailout, these two would not be here.

    • johninPCFL

      Had GM and Chrysler failed, the support companies that make auto parts would have followed. Had they failed, Ford would have been unable to get parts and would have failed as well. GWB recognized this, which is why he started the support process in the first place. The only negative on his program was that there was no requirement to pay any of the money back.

      Obama’s program was structured differently, and the companies taking part had to pay back the money. It was one of the reasons Ford chose not to participate. To date, most of the money has been repaid.

      • repaid with government money and it is likely the taxpayers will take a beating when the government sells the stocks

        • johninPCFL

          Mostly not. They repaid part of the loan with unspent loan money, but most was paid back from profits.

          The stock sale now has to cover the first part of the money that was received from the GWB administration that came with with no strings attached (i.e. had no repayment requirement.) When that money was “given” to GM, their stock was trading at around $2. I think I saw an analysis that said if the current stock was sold for over $40 the net would be zero.

    • fastfootedd

      Romney run for president is all about himself- He could careless about 99% of us, that much is obvoous. Had he had his wish to allow the car companies to go under we would have gone into a depression which would have lasted for years. Instead all signs are and have been heading in the right direction since a real HONEST to goodness leader took office after yet another economy distroying run by the Republicans. Romney want to lead america in a bold new direction? W;ould that mean backwards or reverse- leading us to economiic disaster from which we came prior to Obama? Are you nut????/

      • DurdyDawg

        Actually Romney’s ‘bold new direction’ is to bankrupt the entire nation, buy back for pennies on the dollar through private capitalist manipulations then sell out to the highest bidder(s) .. [possibly to his political funding backers]. By doing this it would fulfill his life long dream of being the first mogul to sell off an entire nation.. Think I’m loony? Then make him reveal his schemes BEFORE he steals the election, not afterward.

        • fastfootedd

          You may be right!

    • a80a

      salop88 if people are buying more cars than they were a couple years ago as you state, then the economy must be better . I would think that this should be a couple points IN THE PRESIDENTS FAVOR. make more money buy more cars!

    • DurdyDawg

      “people are buying more cars than they were a couple of years ago.”

      Okay, let’s say you’re correct about ford.. You need to stop giving pub false information that the economy is suffering as a result of Obama because with you’re own words you’re telling us it isn’t.. (low life dolt).

  • WhutHeSaid

    Psssst .. all you Tea-Bigots: Vroom, vroom.

    Have a nice day!

  • Huggybear52

    I was waiting for the Republicans to suggest that Obama had a hand in the hurrican. Could the Republicans dare suggest that in someway Obama seeded the clouds and made the weather go bad just in time for him to come to the rescue just before election day? They accused him of everything else, why not the weather.

    • Your suggestion is not as weird as it sounds. Pat Robertson said the Haiti earthquake was God’s punishment for something that the Haitian people had done 3 centuries ago. It’s not a big leap for those who think that way to say Hurricane Sandy was a punishment from God for those northeastern states that voted for Obama in the last election and will do so again in 2012. Really!

      • I think it is because of stupid people listening to and following the Republicans in their self serving systematic destruction of the American way of life

  • DanBergman_9

    Romney has been wrong time and time again. This time he is wrong about whether Americans will be better off without Obama and instead vote him into office. Then again, he is wrong about any chances he has of being voted into office. Tough luck Mitt Robmey, Americans can hear the words that come out of your mouth, and they can understand the difference between the words, “America” and “American.” The latter refers to the people, while the former refers to the place. When Mitt Robmey speaks of a better future, he uses the word, “America;” when he writes off 47% of the population as worthless, he uses the word, “American.” I’m American. Go **** yourself Mr. Romney.

  • Huggybeara52 – didn’t they blame Obama for the weather during the RNC convention? Now the conservatives are mad because Christie is working with Obama in dealing with Hurricane Sandy. I guess they would prefer we do like Obama did and let everyone die.

    • Replying to Ann Carnes –

      Correct me if I am wrong, but I think you meant to say ” I guess they would prefer we do like BUSH did and let everyone die.”

    • patuxant

      The GOP “Buddha” Limbaugh had some asinine remarks on Christi and Obama intimating there was a “bromance” going on between the two of them while they toured the NJ coast. What a frigging PIG! Trump got it from the Chrylser CEO who said Trump was full of bullsh_t regarding his Trump’s comments on the whole overseas crap. Loved it!

  • ayayaboy

    All Americans should listen for a second:
    I am from Massachussetts. What Romney meant by the Jeep Lies is simple: Romney was indirectly telling Auto Industries in Ohio and Detroit and all other Automakers across America that if he wins the presidency, he would outsource Jeep and other Automakers to China and India. We know romney here in New England. Romney is very fictitious and unreliable. He left the Governor’s Office here in Massachussetts cleaning up all computer memories and destroyed most computer hard-drives, and shredded official records. In Massachussetts, the name romney is like a taboo. Romney has different versions of any single topic at all times. You cannot count on romney. Americans need to be careful when dealing and listening to romney because romney is slipper at all times.

    • When this is over, and Willard has gone back to his cave to lick his wounds, I sincerely hope somebody writes a book about him, and tells us what REALLY went on at the Olympics, and at the Massachusetts state house. It would be fabulous reading.

      • Look, when he looses, I would not bother to waste my money or my time reading a book about his strange state of time. I am too old and have better things to do with the remaining years of my life.

        • Amen, all that is important is he is not in the White House, but in dog house with is party Ha Ha

      • Only if congress passes a law that requires reading it before you can register to vote. I am so tired of uninformed simple minded people who are teabaggers.

      • What went on at the Olympics was a bailout of $400 million from the Feds that Mitt never mentions when he claims ‘he saved the Olympics.’

        • You notice how the people ranting about bailouts never own up to accepting money themselves?

          • patuxant

            Like Ryan taking fed money also….birds of a feather

      • licking his wounds. that’s a good one.

      • Don’t forget the story of Mitt’s missionary work in Paris.

    • 1bythebrooks2

      Thanks for the straight from the horses mouth, ayayaboy from Massachussetts! Slipperyer than a well oiled eel is Mitts! Obama/Biden 2012!!

    • dpdesigns

      I wish you could have told the people of Ohio about him sooner!!! What I suspected, but didn’t know! Thanks!

    • the incredible thing about this is, he runs on that record of failure. many people need to hear from mass. citizens like you who have felt the ineptitude of Myth Romney. keep posting. we want to hear from you.

      • ayayaboy

        I think people have to thank Christie for praising Obama because he called a spade, a spade. Obama should be rewarded for digging out America from the deep hole that Karl rove, rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush dug for America. Today, 171,000 jobs were added. That means the future is bright for America. All that we hear Romney say is to repeal all that Obama has built. Obama achieved equal pay for women, but romney is for repealing it. Obama achieved “Don’t ask, don’t tell”, romney would repeal it. Obama granted women their corporeal independence, and romney says he will get rid off it. Obama reformed Wall street, romney wants to repeal it. Dodd – Frank, romney wants to repeal it. Obama revamped Education department, romney wants to get rid of Education Department. Obama removed banks from a go-between position for student loans/grants, romney wants to give back that expensive role and more powers to the banks. Obamacare, even after Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Obama, romney still wants to repeal it and give back authority to insurance companies to deny pre-existing conditions. Obama stopped the deportation of young people who grew up in America, wants to give status to well-behaved immigrants, but romney wants Hispanic immigrants to self-deport. Obama praises Americans for their resilence, romney tears 47% as lazy, victims and as tax evaders. Obama wants to protect the environment, romney wants to abolish EPA. Obama believes that if a woman is raped or pregnanted by intruders, rapists, armed robbers and incest, the woman should be free to make her own decision, but romney says to women that nomatter what, life begins at concession. Obama has shown about twelve years tax returns, but romney told Americans he won’t show more than 2010 and 2011. Obama says things and stick to it, but romney changes words and positions at random. Obama cares about what he says, but romney tells one lie after another. Obama has experience on the job as President, but romney is a risk to be taken. Obama went after Bin Ladin and killed him but romney has long criticized Obama for it. Obama aided Auto Industries, but romney said “Let Detroit and Ohio go bankrupt”. Obama ended the war in Iraq, but romney criticized Obama for it. Obama plans to end war in Afghanistan by 2014, but romney is opposing it. Obama behaves himself abroad, but romney goes abroad to mispeak and clown around. Obama is for insourcing, but romney has always been for outsourcing … and romney says “American companies should be free to go anywhere they want”. WHO HERE DESERVES TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT? OBAMA!!!

      • ayayaboy

        Senator Lugar is a true American from Indiana. Can you imagine what life will look like for American women if Murdoch and Akin are elected senators, and romney as president in Washington? I’m so worried about the future for women, young people, gay and lesbians, US economy and healthcare if romney wins. In Massachussetts, romney was 47th out of 50 states in America for job creation. He vowed to kill Plan Parenthood and EPA. Romney doesn’t know how to create jobs? Instead of moving forward, Romney pledges that he will repeal everything that Obama rebuilt in one term . So scary to take Americans backward. Please, vote Obama to move America foreward.

      • ayayaboy

        I knew it that Siegel couldn’t be able to fire anybody because it is the workers that make the money for him. Siegel and other CEOs should be thankful to American workers who make them billionaires. Imagine how happy his workers would have been if Siegel had given half of his donations to Billionaire-Romney to his hardworking workers as christmas bonus? Most of these CEOs continue to make such mistakes over and over again. You don’t need to undermine those who make you wealthy. Sending jobs abroad for cheap-slavery-labor advantage is evil. CEOs should dump this Romney’s ideas of outsourcing, firing people and make money out of firing them. Stop liquidating American companies, shipping them overseas and claiming compensation from insurance companies … that’s evil. CEOs should reward their best workers and forget about cheap labor advantage elsewhere. CEOs should even advocate for victims of cheap labor around the world. I never imagined myself thinking about owning a business before, but one thing that I have benefited from Obama campaign as grassroot soldier is that in 2013, I will own a small business of my own. Each time Obama spoke to us he always motivated and encouraged us to tap into our strengths by looking for what each one of us can do privately to reach our American dreams. So, the “YES WE CAN” movement is not just about elections but also a thing for motivation. Obama loves and wants people to succeed. That’s how it should be.

      • ayayaboy

        Haley Barbour caught both Romnesia and Rick Perry memory loss diseases when analysing a new divisive Romney attack on young Americans.

    • great, blog. and as you know his best friends will try to win the election for him, as he is associated with them in the voting machines being used in most states,. And that was planned for years. This wealthy liar should be in jail, what they have done as you know in Massachussetts, yet the average voter does not get what may happen….and thanks for your truths told.

    • patuxant

      Hear he did the same thing with Olympic records too

  • Debsvoice

    My comment isn’t about my pride in how our president saved the auto industry, which he most certainly did, but about another whopping distortion by the romney campaign. I swear this is true. About an hour ago, I, a forever registered Democrat, received a phone call from a 703 area code (VA). It was someone from the romney campaign asking for money, saying that would need $50 million more in donations in order to: “swing this election back in the right direction” after the loss of campaigning time due to the INCONVENIENCE of Sandy.” That was the exact phrase used by the robo caller. I’m sure there are millions of others getting this same call. Although I live in a red state, I’ve never been so bombarded with republican phone calls before this election. I am now praying that VA will also vote blue!

    • puzzled21

      You said it.

    • Cairndance

      I received that same call an hour ago.
      It also thanked me for generously donating in the past and they were sure I would want to help finish the job of getting Romney elected!
      I have never voted R in my life and I live in Washington State! We’ve been blue forever!

      • I wish all states go blue and leave many RED faces at their own self distruction

  • stsintl

    Let’s face it. Mitt’s father George Romney was CEO of American Motors. Where is that company now? Like father like son.

  • Jack_in_Ann_Arbor

    And this particular iteration of “Romney” apparently didn’t bother to know that Ford never needed, wanted, nor did they ever ask for the assistance offered to GM and Chrysler. This guy is lazy, sloppy and utterly worthless.

  • JohnRNC

    “Reduced to lying”????

    I’m not aware of anything he or any of his chums have said [about Obama’s 1st term] that is truthful.

    BUT it ain’t over ’til it’s over. Get out the VOTE!!!

    • remember al gore getting screwed in fla after winning popular vote a mess of voter fraud too

  • This guy is so full of shit, I have paid attention to politics my whole life and I have never seen a guy like this. He will absolutely say anything to gain power, luckily we have these things called facts on our side.

  • dalnb

    America would be well on its way to National Recovery had the Republicans not worked so hard on their Mission of Failure. President Obama was elected by the people to attend to the nations business. If he failed at that job the Nation too would fail. The Republican efforts to ensure Obama Fails has prevented ANY significant National Recovery. The Mission of Failure not only hurt Obama but it also prevented an early recovery from the mess we are in!

    Had the Republicans in Washington worked half as hard at helping get America back on its feet as they have at trying to see the President fail we would be seeing not only a come-back of the Auto Industry but a huge improvement in our economy and far better unemployment numbers.

    America would do good to see that NONE of the Republicans in the Senate or Congress who are up for re-election are returned to office.

    When they ask – Tell The Party of NO – NO!

  • ExPAVIC

    Holy Bat Crapman

    All of this good news has got to have an effect on RoMoney.

    Is Mittens going to start bitching or just head for the nearest corner to cry and pray to Mormon Latter Day Saints?

    • after elections it will be MORON LATER DAY

  • Spread this rumor. It is not just funny but could also be true:

    Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads” is running an attack ad claiming that “The auto industry would not have needed a rescue if Mitt Romney had been president (instead of Dub Ya apparently)”.

  • So Willard outsources Delphi to China, and he tries to start a rumor that all US Automakers are moving their production to China, too. Nice to see that US Automakers also found sources for parts other than Delphi. I love to see Willard lose money.

    • I wont eat burger King any more, its only a few dollars but the way this guy relishes his money he will know it

  • montanabill

    Utterly misleading nonsense.

  • Joe Narusiewicz

    I actually feel sorry who vote for the snake Romney. He is the worst of the worst

  • truthisreal

    Ann Romney invested in a near bankrupt Delco/GM play with Romneys biggest campaign contributor Vulturist Paul Singer. Singer made over 3 billion..Romneys made close to 115 million dollars…sent it to his tax haven bank in the Channel Islands..then singer and company fired 25000 workers and sent the work and jobs to China.
    THIS IS WHO THE ROMNEYS ARE..NO REGARD FOR OTHERS..MONEY TRUMPS JOBS..THE 47% ARE DISCARDABLE..HIS DELUSIONARY CULT HAS BRAINWASHED HIM TO BELIEVE HE IS A MELCHIZEDEC PRIEST THAT GOD SPEAKS TO THROUGH HIS MAGICAL MORMON UNDERWEAR…UNFORTUNATELY ROMNEY AND HIS SATANIC CULT ARE FRAUDS. JOSEPH SMITH STOLE A NOVEL WRITTEN BY SOLOMON SPALDING AND SWORE GOD HAD REVEALED THE ENTIRE BOOK TO HIM IN AN OCCULTIC TRANCE…ANOTHER FRAUD. YOU ARE FINISHED BY CONTINUING LYING ABOUT WHO YOU ARE ,WHAT YOU WANT AND WHAT YOU WILL DO TO GET IT.
    THE RISE OF ROMNEY WAS A RESULT OF HIS ADDICTION TO A WHITE SUPREMIST CULT THAT HAD FOUND CONNECTION WITH THE RACIST RIGHT..ANYBODY BUT OBAMA WAS THEIR RALLY CRY.

  • We can’t have a man we don’t really know in the White House! Then as things CONTINUE to improve, that dumb ass will take credit!

  • Yes, it would have sunk too rapidly to be rescued.

  • Mitt can run, but he can’t hide. Oh howdy he certainly is trying to hide by not answering direct questions. It has been a couple of weeks since he has taken a question from the press, but it is believed that he will do something on Fox next week. Safe haven????

    • patuxant

      I heard he was going to appear at some football game to be “interviewed” by the hosts! What a hoot!

  • Romney is a compulsive liar, it seems.

    • patuxant

      add narcissist while you’re at it…sociopath too

  • this is very good, everything takes time, four years just was’nt enough time. ask willard does he think globe warm afects the weather now? SANDY proof.

    • patuxant

      He won’t “go there”!!!HA!

  • Johnny Thomas

    Romney is not even aware of what is going on ,Ford wasn’t and isn’t part of the bailout never ask for help as they didn’t need it .No out sourcing just come off some of those unrealistic pay roll’s .The public can’t stand the prices you expect them to pay .

  • Tell me again we are not better off than four years ago.

    • patuxant

      By leaps and bounds! 44 for 4 more!

  • Myth Romney’s greatest problem is tri-fold. (1) he runs on the record of his one-term failed governance of massachuesettes in which the citizens of that state are extremely embarrassed to even talk about; (2) he relies on fringe-element, unsourced, unveted information from a bunch of campaign zombies, bloggers, and Farts News which has all blown up in his face; (3) he chose a fringe-element, Tea Party darling, and paid for by the Kochs like Paul Ryan for his running mate. He is bought and paid for and give unflinching credibility to his sources who skewers, twists, and even make up information for him to report on campaign stops and incredibly think that there is no one who is out here who will back-check what he has said. I have said all along that President Obama gave him that first debate in order for Myth Romney to put both feet in his mouth. What is going on now is the clinical/surgical removing of his feet from his mouth. But this is all hindsight. he will be unable to recover at this late date, and the only thing that could save him now is trickery, the same thing that saved goerge W. Bush’s campaign and propelled him into the worst and most costly presidency in the history of America. Our solution: VOTE! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!

  • Romney and his lies, he will get caught up in all of them. Do you think he cares about us making under $30,000 a yr, then paying what he pays on his billions, and he gets away with that in a trust exemption. The only way he cheats is on lies and trying to deceive us, the 47% he wishes would just go away. Then Gov. Scott, has to go also, who has denied Florida an extension of another week of early voting. Talk about the chads, and the cheating in the Bush elections, and lo and behold, Romneys buddies built certain states voting machines, it shows what corrupt billionare buddies and their P.A.C. POLITICAL ADVERTISERS, are hoping to accomplish. Folks, especially independent voters, and Republician voters, dont take a chance on this man creating jobs here in America. He is Bain Capital. Give OBAMA a chance ,,, for the 4 yrs., he served was not enough time to undue what Bush and Chaney did to us all. Lives lost, debts they incurred. If Romney and Ryan get in, you will see distaster and an uprising by the 47%, and I am in that group.

  • ayayaboy

    I think people have to thank Christie for praising Obama because he called a spade, a spade. Obama should be rewarded for digging out America from the deep hole that Karl rove, rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush dug for America. Today, 171,000 jobs were added. That means the future is bright for America. All that we hear Romney say is to repeal all that Obama has built. Obama achieved equal pay for women, but romney is for repealing it. Obama achieved “Don’t ask, don’t tell”, romney would repeal it. Obama granted women their corporeal independence, and romney says he will get rid off it. Obama reformed Wall street, romney wants to repeal it. Dodd – Frank, romney wants to repeal it. Obama revamped Education department, romney wants to get rid of Education Department. Obama removed banks from a go-between position for student loans/grants, romney wants to give back that expensive role and more powers to the banks. Obamacare, even after Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Obama, romney still wants to repeal it and give back authority to insurance companies to deny pre-existing conditions. Obama stopped the deportation of young people who grew up in America, wants to give status to well-behaved immigrants, but romney wants Hispanic immigrants to self-deport. Obama praises Americans for their resilence, romney tears 47% as lazy, victims and as tax evaders. Obama wants to protect the environment, romney wants to abolish EPA. Obama believes that if a woman is raped or pregnanted by intruders, rapists, armed robbers and incest, the woman should be free to make her own decision, but romney says to women that nomatter what, life begins at concession. Obama has shown about twelve years tax returns, but romney told Americans he won’t show more than 2010 and 2011. Obama says things and stick to it, but romney changes words and positions at random. Obama cares about what he says, but romney tells one lie after another. Obama has experience on the job as President, but romney is a risk to be taken. Obama went after Bin Ladin and killed him but romney has long criticized Obama for it. Obama aided Auto Industries, but romney said “Let Detroit and Ohio go bankrupt”. Obama ended the war in Iraq, but romney criticized Obama for it. Obama plans to end war in Afghanistan by 2014, but romney is opposing it. Obama behaves himself abroad, but romney goes abroad to mispeak and clown around. Obama is for insourcing, but romney has always been for outsourcing … and romney says “American companies should be free to go anywhere they want”. WHO HERE DESERVES TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT? OBAMA!!!

  • rustacus21

    Any voter who took this candidacy seriously ‘AT ALL’ needs to head to the same shrink Romney will need therapy from after all the weirdness that’s transpired over this campaign. Still unable to figure out why the race is still as close as it is, my only guess is that the polling numbers are skewered to make it seem interesting. B/c it’s really not & seeing grown men (Romney & Ryan & conservative supporters) behave this way doesn’t bode too well for the state of mind of the core of the Republican party… They really DON’T seem to have a clue & these consumer (auto purchasing) numbers & Hurricane Sandy cinched it!

  • ozeconomics

    Of course Romney opposed the bailouts … the worse the economy, the greater the likelihood he gets elected.

  • Turn-around-Romney… That’s a good name for him. He sure doesn’t know anything about the auto industry. Makes you w0nder just how much he knows at all. Anyone can “chop-shop” a car and make money on the parts. That is apparently the extent of his business experience… He chop-shops vulnerable businesses, and occasionally, invests in businesses that have already proven themselves… like STAPLES. Hardly makes him a job creator. Maybe when this is all over, they will let Mitt promote the Olympics again, somewhere. Right now he looks like a fool who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and an unrepentant liar.