Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm kicked off her remarks with an immediate swipe at Mitt Romney. “I’m Jennifer Granholm from the great state of Michigan, where the trees are just the right height!”
Granholn recalled the dark days of the Auto industry towards the end of her time as Governor. The auto industry was closing plants and the people were looking everywhere for help. “Almost nobody had the guts to help us – not the banks, not private investors, and not Bain capital. Then in 2009 the cavalry arrived: our new president, Barack Obama!”
“He organized a rescue, made the tough calls and saved the American auto industry. Mitt Romney saw the same crisis and you know what he said: “Let Detroit go bankrupt.” Sure Mitt Romney loves our lakes and trees. He loves our cars so much , they have their own elevator. But the people who design, build, and sell those cars? Well, in Mitt Romney’s world, the cars get elevator; the workers get the shaft. Mitt Romney says his business experience qualifies him to be president. Sure, he’s made lots of money. Good for him. But how did he make his fortune, and at whose expense?