Obama targets manufacturing votes in Detroit
With the Presidential campaign kicking into high gear, the Obama campaign is turning its focus to Michigan and the legacy of the 2009 Auto Rescue:
Contrasting Obama's federal aid to the auto industry to Romney's opposition to direct loans from the U.S. Treasury has been a cornerstone Democratic campaign message in Michigan and other manufacturing states. Romney backed a managed bankruptcy of the automakers.
"If they needed help coming out of bankruptcy and government support, that was fine, but I was not in favor of the government writing billions of dollars in checks prior to them going into bankruptcy," Romney told The News recently.
Romney has vowed to aggressively campaign in Michigan on a message of jobs and arguing Obama's economic policies did not succeed in getting people back to work.
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