Motor City ‘Mission Accomplished’

by Henry Payne

While President Obama has tried to use his Detroit visit to take credit for saving the U.S. auto industry (as well as showing it how to create a whole new market in green cars of the future — the man is nothing if not modest), the White House has downplayed the idea that this is a “Mission Accomplished” moment. No banners, no hats, no pins.

So let Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan say it for him. “He has a right to take a victory lap,” the Democrat told reporters as he accompanied the president today.

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