[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/04/02/king.sotu.gm/art.brendasolo.cnn.jpg caption="Brenda Carter worked at a GM plant in Tennessee for 20 years before retiring."]
On CNN's "State of the Union," host and chief national correspondent John King goes outside the Beltway to report on the issues affecting communities across the country. This week, King traveled to Tennessee to see how the problems at General Motors are affecting plant workers there.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) - Ask newly retired autoworker Brenda Carter about President Obama and she cracks a broad, magnetic smile. "I love him," she says emphatically.
But she wishes he would worry about running the country and not take such a heavy hand in running her former employer, General Motors.
"I don't believe the government should actually run the businesses," Carter told us in an interview at her Nashville home. "We need help from them, yes. We need guidance from them. But to just come and say that a person needs to go - I don't agree with it."
The person at issue is former GM CEO Rick Wagoner, who resigned after being told by the White House that future assistance to the company depended on his stepping aside.