Last week, Mitt Romney tried to structure his sentences in such a way that he could give himself credit for the success of the automotive industry bailout.
Not surprisingly, liberals and progressives jumped all over that complete revisionist history.
What is surprising, however, is that the head of General Motors, CEO Dan Akerson, agrees with the liberals and progressives. He confirmed on CBS This Morning that it was indeed the bailout saved the auto industry and, in particular, it saved GM. As a result, GM is now the #1 auto manufacturer not only in the U.S. but also in the world.
Of particular note is the discrediting of Romney’s statements, which is particularly satisfying given that Akerson paraphrases Ronald Reagan. When Charlie Rose asks about Romney’s position on the bailout, Akerson responds:
“… [T]here was a wise man named Ronald Reagan, who once said ‘There’s no limit to what a man can accomplish if he’s willing to share the credit.'”
(Reagan’s original quote is: “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”)