Many voters believe the economy is the number one issue in the election. Here in Michigan, Governor Snyder and other republican leaders launched a four day tour to drum up support for the republican ticket. While on the trail, leaders looked to avoid the eleventh hour flap between Romney and leaders of General Motors and Chyrsler over the alleged shipping of auto jobs to China.
Governor Rick Snyder has refused to say anything negative about President Barack Obama, instead he says Washington needs to be fixed. But what about the Romney China/Chrylser ad roundly criticized by both Chrysler and General Motors? None of the party leaders wanted to wade into that.
The governor was aksed if the criticism from the auto leaders was hurting his guy.
"Well again, they're giving their thoughts and feedback. I know he's running a good campaign," said Governor Snyder.
But Michigan Romney Co-Chair Bill Schuette and the party's U.S. Senate candidate wanted nothing to do with that.
(Reporter, Tim) Did he get the jeep issue wrong?
(Pete Hoekstra) "I don't even know the...Tim, i'm not going there O.K?"
"The fact is Mitt Romney is going to win on Tuesday and the fact is their building Jeeps in China as part of the conversation.
The GOP Chair dismisses the flap over the ad.
"No, I didn't think it was a problem," said GOP Chair Bobby Schostak. (Reporter) What did you think? (Schostak) I let all this stuff roll. (Reporter) Did you think it was a plus? (Schostak) I thought it was a neutral. I don't think it was a negative.
The state GOP is staging this bus tour as part of its "Get Out The Vote Campaign."