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Industry News: Chrysler, GM Say No To Presidential Campaign Events

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

August 28, 2012

Chrysler and General Motors are banning campaign stops for the candidates running for the U.S. President. The banning hopes to sidestep criticism that might stem from the bailout the two automakers got back in 2008.

"This fall, Chrysler will not host campaign events inside its facilities. The company is focused on meeting production demands," a Chrysler spokeswoman told Automotive News.

“We’re a car company, not a political platform,” a GM spokesman said.

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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I deleted my political comment in the Cruze thread....if they want to be apolitical, more power to them.

That Dandy Cruze might find a spot in my driveway yet....I had one following me home, very nice car from the front.

Hopefully GM doesn't screw it up with the refresh like the did the Malibu.

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This is a smart move in this politically charged time since the GOP wanted them both dead and the Demo's came to the rescue. This reduces ammo and a mud slinging that could come out of a visit to the companies.

Question, if GOP is all about the US, why they hell do most GOP people I know drive German or Asian cars rather than support their country's businesses? Why is the GOP so big about out sourcing jobs to other countries. Could it have something to do with bringing back a cast system to America and keeping people in their spot rather than letting people full fill their dream?

As an independent, I feel people should be voting people into a position based on their skill set and not a party agenda.

I am all for seperating the VP and P and make all positions individual votes as well as not requiring people to have to choose a party affiliation.

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I believe it's a wise decision, and should be apply to all politicians. Furthermore, the majority of the country's car makers are concentrated in Michigan and Ohio, which are also two of the key battleground states in the current presidential election. The industry rebound after the government bailouts in 2009 are a hot-button topic on both sides of the campaign. However, neither candidate is being allowed to campaign at any center run by GM or Chrysler until after election day. In brief,

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