The auto industry is provided that President Barack Obama a good intelligence story — automakers are making money, plants are hiring and the taxpayers' stake in General Motors is diminishing. Things are look up for the president in assembly line country — just not the voting.
Obama, fresh from claiming justification after last week's GM public stock gift, is joining Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday at a Chrysler auto plant in Kokomo, Ind. This month in Indiana, Democrats lost a Senate seat and two House seating and were ambitious into the minority in the state government.
While Obama is embarking on a mission to change the public's mood, the story is much the same somewhere else in auto developed states: The commerce might be on the mend, but neither Obama nor the Democrats are reaping the payback.