Mitt: Wife Drives ‘a Couple of’ Cadillacs

    The Cadillac crest glimmers in the morning sun off the chrome-encrusted gille of an unsold 2006 Escalade on the lot of a Cadillac dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Lone Tree, Colo., on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006. The government will release auto sales figures for the month of August on Friday, Sept.1.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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    Mitt Romney’s effort to make himself appear a man of the people was fudged yet again when he said in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club on Friday that his wife, Ann, drives “a couple of Cadillacs.” In his address at Ford Field, Romney, who was born in Detroit, said he was happy to be back in the cradle of the American auto industry. “I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck,” the candidate said. “Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually.” The reaction to Romney’s seemingly inadvertent boast about his stable of pricey automobiles wasn’t just a matter of media scrutiny—outside the stadium were hundreds of protesters, many of them members of the United Auto Workers, who were angered by Romney’s 2008 opposition to the auto bailout.

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