“Romney said that he was responsible for the auto bailout?” asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in disbelief, unaware that Romney had told a local affiliate in Ohio he should be credited for having saved the industry. “I’d have to look at the context of his remarks. I know that if the auto companies had gone into bankruptcy like thousands of small businesses had to do across America, they could’ve emerged without the sweetheart deal for the unions like was orchestrated by the Obama administration.”
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) laughed at Mitt Romney’s claim to “a lot of credit” for the auto bailout.
“I just – he cannot be serious,” Kerry told TPM in the Capitol Tuesday.
All through the primary, when Romney would travel to New Hampshire and say one thing on the auto bailout and then go to Ohio and say something else, and then travel 40 miles right over the Michigan line and say something completely different, I have waited for the day he would be the national candidate and responsible for what he says no matter the state he happened to be standing in when he said it, and now it’s finally here.