This comment at the end of what was billed as a major economic speech was just about as out of touch as the venue for the speech itself -- Ford Field. Mitt Romney gave a speech, yes. He said nothing specific, nothing new, and nothing realistic. He did, however, roam off his script long enough to declare his love for all things Detroit, and tell the crowd of one thousand people at a venue that seats 70,000 that he loves cars so much. And then he proceeded to name the cars they drive.
ROMNEY: I love this country. I actually love this state. This feels good, being back in Michigan. You know, the trees are the right height, streets are just right. I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles.
I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck so I used to have all three covered.
It might be just a tiny bit out of touch to be in a city hit hardest by the recession, one where the candidate was perfectly at peace with allowing the United States auto industry to die a harsh death in 2008, and declare to the audience that Ann Romney drives not one, but two Cadillacs, with a starting price of around $47,000 or so.
Meanwhile, here's what was going on right outside. There may possibly have been more protesters than supporters at this event.