Detroit

02.27.12

When Even Romney Loses the Auto Executives...

Courtesy of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, I joined a political panel today at the Adcraft Club of Detroit, a group unsurprisingly dominated by auto industry marketing people. Time was, when there was nobody more Republican than a Detroit auto executive. If my lunch table is representative—wow, is that no longer true. They may think President Obama is too liberal, but they have zero tolerance for Romney's "managed bankruptcy" approach.

Mitt Romney should win the Michigan primary tomorrow, with votes from higher-income Republicans who regard Santorum as too out there. But a win won't be the same as an indicator of general-election popularity. Next question: how auto-dependent is Ohio these days?