Mitt Romney is so supportive of the national auto industry that he doesn’t just buy American — he buys American five times over.
“I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles,” Romney told a Detroit crowd, reports BuzzFeed. He then went on to list the five that his family owns.
“I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs. I used to have a dodge truck, so I used to have all three covered,” he said.
Romney has struggled with the perception that his wealth makes him elite and out of touch with so-called regular Americans, and talking about his five cars — even if they are American made — probably doesn’t help his case.
By contrast, his major competition in Michigan, Rick Santorum, has touted his blue collar credentials, painting himself as a man of the people.
The unemployment rate in his birth state of Michigan currently sits at 9.3 percent, a full point higher than the national average.