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Michigan Dems Slam Romney’s ‘Betrayal’ Of Home State

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Mitt Romney is playing up his roots in Michigan ahead of the Feb. 28 primary, but top Democrats are doing their best to tear down the “hometown hero” image.

Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the state’s senior Congressman, said in a conference call that Romney “left for good in 1965.

“He’s domiciled in New Hampshire and has himself a fine oceanfront mansion in California and he served for four years as a governor in another state,” he said.

Dingell, along with fellow Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) and former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), focused their fire almost exclusively on Romney’s opposition to President Obama’s bailout of Detroit’s auto companies, which has become a centerpiece of the President’s re-election campaign now that the industry is again thriving.

Asked by reporters how Romney compared to his father, former Governor and auto executive George Romney, Dingell again took a potshot at the younger Romney’s authenticity.

“I have to observe that the first Governor Romney [was governor] of Michigan,” he said. “And the second governor got out of there just as fast as he knew how. He’s been away for awhile. I don’t think the first Governor Romney would have said ‘Let Detroit go bankrupt.’”

Granholm accused Romney of betraying his home state for political gain in 2008 by attacking the bailout. Romney is up with an op-ed today in the Detroit News defending his position and claiming that the industry would be in better shape if it had instead gone through a managed bankruptcy with less government assistance and more concessions from workers.

“The man who was born in Michigan, people would expect to be loyal to Michigan,” Granholm said, mocking him for his op-ed’s reminiscences about drinking Vernor’s ginger ale as a child. “The element of stabbing us in the back is so much more painful because he’s from Michigan.”

In a surprise given his 2008 victory and close ties, Romney is currently struggling in Michigan against Rick Santorum, who currently leads our TPM Polling Average of the state.

Michigan Dems Slam Romney’s ‘Betrayal’ Of Home State | TPM2012
If Willard can't win his home state he may not win the nomination,time will tell.
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Dingell, along with fellow Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) and former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), focused their fire almost exclusively on Romney’s opposition to President Obama’s bailout of Detroit’s auto companies, which has become a centerpiece of the President’s re-election campaign now that the industry is again thriving.
More unicorns and rainbows straight from the factory...

"thriving" auto industry?!?!?!...

What fantasyland Dems do is look at the last 3 months and claim victory without realizing that it's still DOWN over 25% from just a little over a year ago..



They did the same thing with gas prices last year...Obama was inaugurated with the national gas average well below $2 dollars...Then it popped up to $4 bucks...But the second it went below $3.50 the same fantasylanders yelled "See! It's all better now!" even though it's still almost 100% higher...
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When Romney was running for President in '08, he said he'd do whatever it took to help the auto industry recover because of how important that jobs sector is to Michiganders. when the loans issue was brought up, he rallied against it, spitting in the face of every auto worker in GM, Ford, and Chrysler, and forewarning us of a collapse of the industry if those loans were approved and doled out.

This did not come to pass, there was no collapse, no ultimate defeat of the American car but a revival instead. Only humble pie will be waiting for Willard in Michigan, that and a giant "GTFO!", if you believe the polls at least.
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No defense of Romney eh? Just a stock price, ooooh. Let's ignore GM's returing profits and auto sales, let's ignore GM re-taking its former position as the #1 automaker in the world and focus squarely on one negative.

GM reclaims title as world's No. 1 automaker - CSMonitor.com

The American auto industry is making a comeback; more jobs, more opportunity, improving the economy, whether you want it or not. There's no one out there saying "Whelp, no need to worry, everything is hunky-dory!", it's not perfect and we have a-ways to go, but we're allowed to celebrate a little when we get a little good news.

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They did the same thing with gas prices last year...Obama was inaugurated with the national gas average well below $2 dollars...Then it popped up to $4 bucks...But the second it went below $3.50 the same fantasylanders yelled "See! It's all better now!" even though it's still almost 100% higher...
No wonder you're called cnredd, you're always , even with stuff you made up. Nobody said everything was all better now (All clear!! All clear!!) when gas dropped from its summer highs, it's been fluctuating in the $3 zone for many, many months now and everyone acknowledges that fact. In MI, it seems to creep down to just about $3 in some places, jumps up to ~$3.50 or so, then creeps down again and repeats. Nobody has delusions about the price of gas around here, perhaps it is not they who reside in fantasyland.

Check your sky for those dastardly Obademons raising your gas prices.
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If Willard can't win his home state he may not win the nomination,time will tell.
Why should he win Michigan, it is not his home state? And, I resent the ad he has running here in MIchigan. He acts like he has lived here his whole life. Even if he had a summer home here I would cut him some slack, but he hasn't been living here since the 60's.
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Why should he win Michigan, it is not his home state? And, I resent the ad he has running here in MIchigan. He acts like he has lived here his whole life. Even if he had a summer home here I would cut him some slack, but he hasn't been living here since the 60's.
Michigan is often mentioned as his home state only because he was born here. Obviously...he has no great love of Michigan,he has no home here and from what I understand,he rarely visits. I view Willard as the consummate "opportunist" ..a man who will take any position to achieve office..

I believe Willard to be very different than his father,he was a man I respected,he truly served our state and you knew where he stood!
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I remember his father running for prez. The statement "I was brainwashed" did him in I believe. I agree, a decent man who even pushed for civil rights. He built the fortune that Willard inherited.
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Why should he win Michigan, it is not his home state?
But it's not the home state of any other candidate either...

I don't believe it's "cherished" as much as Romney says it is, but it's STILL more than the other candidates...
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But it's not the home state of any other candidate either...

I don't believe it's "cherished" as much as Romney says it is, but it's STILL more than the other candidates...
True, they've got squat, he's got squat-and-a-half, he like drank a Vernors or something lol. Glad we have a choice this time though, in this case I'm happy to be wrong. Thanks to his manufactured conservatism finally being understood by anyone with at least the perception equivalent to Helen Keller during naptime, Mittens is no longer Mr. Inevitable even in his home state.

How the mighty have fallen, fallen so very far. It's certainly not over for the guy, but damn lol.
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