UAW Protests Romney at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks in the garage area prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney showed up at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race today in Florida, while his rival Rick Santorum didn't make it. But was that wise? Consider that Romney’s welcome consisted of a banner that read “Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”—a reference to the headline of a 2008 New York Times editorial he wrote opposing the auto bailout—while Santorum sponsored a car at the race. The banner was paid for by the powerful United Auto Workers union. Santorum, on the other hand, paid for some self-advertisements on No. 26 Tony Raines’ car, a Ford Fusion with the words “Rick 2012” on it.

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