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HUH? Aide: Auto Bailout Mitt’s Idea Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

Aide: Auto Bailout Mitt’s Idea

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign claimed on Saturday that the decision to bail out Chrysler and General Motors was actually Mitt Romney's idea, despite Romney having previously criticized the bailout as “crony capitalism.” "The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney's advice," Eric Fehrnstrom said at a forum on Saturday. Romney criticized Obama's decision to lend billions of dollars to the struggling industry during the primary, even writing an editorial in the Detroit Free Press against it shortly before the Michigan primary.

April 28, 2012 3:08 PM