April 23rd, 2012
09:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Rahm Emanuel on Mitt Romney

(CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who took the post after serving as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan Monday that if it were up to likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, "we wouldn't have an auto industry."

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  1. king

    We all have to notice that mitten is an extremely fearful guy. But who does he fears the most. Let me see ah, oh yeah, he fears the rabid tea party the most. Mitten might talk all this moderate smack to get elected president, but he will govern to the right because he didn't want to be like Senator hatch and get primaries if he gets the presidency. A matter of fact he might even go further than the average right winger, and suck up to the lunatics to prove he's severely conservative. I am more concerned about mitten and this country, because mitten have something to prove to the tight wing nuts.

    April 23, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  2. Truth001

    Mitt Romney said that if Obama bailed out the auto industry we can kiss it good bye. Well Mr. Romney you were wrong GM is back better than ever.

    April 23, 2012 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  3. aalisa31

    Well said.. Romney sucks

    April 23, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  4. s.s

    "if it were up to likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, "we wouldn't have an auto industry." well, I tell you what if it were up to Mitts we woudn't have a country because he would have bankrupted it and sell it to Canada. Its very simple to climb the ladder from corporate raider to a something bigger like Nation coffers raider

    April 23, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  5. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Rahm Emanuel is right on. This was the republican plan, to do away with the American Auto Industry. Republicans have always favored outsourcing all manufacturing jobs.

    April 24, 2012 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  6. Little Jimmy Truth

    Hello to bad economy

    April 24, 2012 05:56 am at 5:56 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    "llet Detroit go bankrupt".

    April 24, 2012 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rahm is correct again. Mittens is completely out of touch with Americans with his severely conservative anti women, anti worker, anti senior, anti veteran, anti minority, anti poor people, anti middle class, and anti college student positions.

    April 24, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I forgot to add that Mittens is a habitual liar, a flip flopper, and a severely right wingnut republican taliban puppet for big oil, big insurance, Wall Street, big banks and billionaires.

    April 24, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  10. cassie

    link doesn't work

    April 24, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  11. GI Joe

    He got money from taxpayers to "save" the Utah Olympics. But he wouldn't allow money to keep real Americans employed.

    Know what Romney is? He's a vulture capitalist. HE has to get something from every deal or there won't be a deal.

    NO THANKS

    April 24, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    No one had the capital to extend to the auto industry in the months following the Wall Street collapse. Auto sales had plummeted, and auto makers were feeling the pinch of reduced operating capital. Their day to day operations couldn't sustain themselves over the short run during the sales drought.

    Not even Bain Capital was willing to involve themselves with GM or Chrysler. They would have gone through a liquidation, not a restructuring. While Ford declined to participate, Ford would have been destroyed along with GM and Chrysler as the support industries collapsed from the sudden loss of two of the big three.

    April 24, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |