Bob Lutz Once Considered Running For Governor Of Michigan

Blake Z. Rong
by Blake Z. Rong

Bob Lutz briefly considered a flirtation with a Michigan gubernatorial run back in 2010, he told the Detroit Free Press. And then he found out how much it cost.

Maximum Bob would have run as a Republican, under the platform of revitalizing the state’s sagging economy. But once he realized how much money is thrown at such a campaign, he abandoned the idea: he, like GM and the entire state of Michigan, was strapped for cash. Coupled with the endless meetings with advisors and a campaign trail where he’d have to both deal with journalists and kiss babies—and possibly Michael Moore—and he presumably pronounced the entire idea as a “total crock of sh-t.”

Still, it would have been amusing to see Lutz negotiate the idea of GM’s bailout against the same Republicans who rallied against it.

[Source: Automotive News]

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