Mitt Romney is under fire from Chrysler and GM this week for inaccurately suggesting in speeches and ads that they plan on shipping US jobs to China. But he has a friend in former Chrysler president Hal Sperlich, who penned an op-ed in USA Today backing his candidacy.
"We need someone who understands the critical role of competitiveness in the global economy," Sperlich writes. "We need someone who is up to this task, someone who has successfully led turnarounds in the private and the public sectors. We need someone with real experience. That man is Mitt Romney."
Oddly enough, though, the column doesn't address the Jeep to China controversy at all outside of its first paragraph, and even then there's no mention of why it's in the news. It doesn't deal with the controversy except to say that "politicizing these issues misses the point we need to think about as Americans."