Romney pitches manufacturing in home state
Mitt Romney was in Lansing, MI this week to talk about manufacturing and manufacturing jobs. The Detroit News reported the following:
In a 20-minute speech, the presumptive Republican nominee for president pledged to usher in "a revival of American manufacturing." What's needed is a new direction on energy, trade and labor policy to bring jobs back to America, he said.
"With the right policies and the right leadership, we can see a resurgence in American manufacturing," Romney said.
Son of a former governor and American Motors CEO, this was Romney's first return to his native state since narrowly defeating Rick Santorum in the Feb. 28 Republican primary. Michigan is vital to Obama's re-election in November and he's staked his campaign here on the resurgence of the auto industry that was aided by Obama-backed loans from the U.S. Treasury.