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As we head towards another presidential election, it seems the Republican nominees can’t seem to get enough of criticizing the way in which the Obama administration handled the financial bailout for Chrysler and General Motors.
According to a recent Gallup poll around 51 percent of Americans still view the bailout in a negative light. Nonetheless the Obama administration is fighting back, one avenue being a patriotic TV commercial that’s set to air tonight. Called “Made in America,” the commercial declares, “for generations of Michigan autoworkers it’s more than a slogan; it’s a way of life,” yet it typical political rhetoric it also says, “but when a million jobs were on the line, every Republican candidate turned their back.”
In perhaps a canny political move, the commercial will only be seen in Michigan, which is, amusingly enough the next location for the Republican primaries, where the likes of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will battle it out in an effort to increase their chances in becoming the next Republican nominee.
The ad also points the finger at Romney, citing his 2008 New York Times article which declared “Let Detroit go bankrupt,” yet conveniently avoided the fact that the bailout was initially put together while a Republican was in the White House; namely George W. Bush, whose administration allocated the original $25 billion in federal loans. Some things never change. Click below to view the ad.