Mitt Romney Wants You to Know What Car He Drives (Hold the Applause)

CadillacLast night's debate featured Mitt Romney touting his background in Detroit and with the auto industry. Say what you want about Romney's hypocrisy and lies regarding his state of origin (because, dude, you can't claim two states AND Mexico), the fact is he DOES drive American cars.

The emphasis, of course, should be on the pluralization of the word. Back in February, Romney took a lot of heat for a gaffe about his wife's multiple Cadillacs because, you know, EVERYONE can afford multiple $50,000 cars (can you see the eye roll from here?). But also: so what? He drives American cars. Does that get him a cookie or something?

Here were the original comments that got him in hot water last February:

This feels good, being back in Michigan. You know, the trees are the right height. The streets are just right. I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles. I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pick-up truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck. So I used to have all three covered.

Well, good for him. How many cars is that. Five counting the old one? He's an American hero! I am kidding, by the way.

Driving American made cars is great, but of course a man who is running for office is going to know to do that. It's not a heroic move or something he should be lauded for, especially given the entitled way he said it.

The reality is, as my husband sometimes says, the cars we buy will be the best cars, the ones that cost the least and give us the best mileage and also have all the safety standards we are looking for. It's just dumb to focus on where the car is made over the substance of the vehicle. I would say the same thing about a man who bought a Ferrari just because he happened to be Italian.

My husband and I have had American cars and they have been great. But we didn't buy them for brownie points. We bought them because they were good cars. Anything less would be condescending.

Isn't Mitt Romney all about the best product anyway? Are his cars the best? Maybe. But since he keeps touting it like it makes him some kind of saint, my guess is his cars are a political move, which takes away any credit I might have given him.

Do you focus on where your car is made?


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nonmember avatar Sick of You

Mitt has more money than you. Mitt has more money than me. So? Then he can spend it how he likes. I can spend my money the way I like, too. At least he is spending it on the American economy. Stop being jealous. The rich don't owe you a damn dime. I wish you would shut your freakin' liberal mouth!

BubbsJNL BubbsJNL

You reached ALL THE WAY back to February to find this quote about Romney's cars and then characterized it as "he keeps touting it".  YOU are touting it.

For the record, what sort(s) of car(s) do/does the Obama family own?  

BirdCo BirdCo

Don't worry this article is not worth any applause.

nonmember avatar kristi

That Mitt Romney is no good! I mean, first he buys American made cars and then is proud of it? I suppose he's proud of the fact that he actually WORKED for "his fortune". Yikes, what if success is contagious? We just can't run the risk of having this kind of person in the White House! What good can come of people working hard and succeeding in life? None, not one bit.

jkm89 jkm89

Dumb. This is dumb. Sorry.

BPayne09 BPayne09

Wow. Pulling things out of your butt now huh? Romney had worked hard for his money. I know many people that own multiple cars. They can afford it so good for them! And he just seems proud that he is helping the economy by buying American. Like somebody above said, what does Obama drive?

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Wow, Sasha just wow. This article is an embarrassment.



Mitt Romney is too (pick one: rich, successful, good with his finances). 

He's always (pick one: making good decisions, making money, saving money) and its so annoying.

All he cares about is (pick an irrelevant one-liner from the most recent debate, or an interview over 6 months old and use it out of context here.)

He's thinks he's better than (use the most divisive term that describes your audience here.)

**** PLEASE NOTE ****

This is extremely important...Do NOT bring up any current relevant, national issues such as the unemployment rate, healthcare, foreign relations, defense, immigration, or especially the economy.  Avoid discussing anything that requires facts or research.  Remember, your goal is to distract readers from Obama's failures in these areas, as much as possible.

tesscat tesscat

haha you know if this was about obama you would have very different comments...

Autum... Autumnleaves87

"Shut your freaking liberal mouth!"

Keeping it classy right wing.....;) gotta love it!

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