In advance of tonight's debate in Michigan, Mitt Romney has posted a CNBC op-ed bemoaning the economic woes confronting Detroit, "the city of my birth." While he acknowledges that "President Obama inherited an economy in crisis," Romney adds, "he proceeded to make it worse." He denounces the administration's alternative energy projects as "expensive fads," a line likely to be popular in Motown, where fuel efficiency standards and the like have long been scorned even by local Democrats.
Romney needs to burnish his hometown cred. Because he wrote another op-ed too long ago that could provide some of his opponents on the stage at Oakland University with some ammo. The headline: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.