UAW Doesn't Discriminate, Why Should McCain?
Watch the Obama ad above blasting McCain for owning three foreign vehicles: a Lexus, a VW and a Honda (identified in the Detroit Free Press as a "2001 Honda sedan"). If it's a 2001 Honda Civic, it was built in East Liberty, Ohio, with higher domestic content (75%) than the Ford Escort (60%), see photo below (source: Dallas Fed):
MP: The 2008 Honda Pilot and Honda Civic are built in the U.S. with a higher domestic content (70%) than the 2008 Dodge Ram (68%).
In a related story about McCain's "foreign cars," BusinessWeek reports that "The United Auto Workers, already supporting Obama, really doesn’t like Toyota or its Lexus unit."
MP: Oh, really? On the UAW's website, it provides information for "consumers who want to purchase vehicles produced by workers who enjoy the benefits and protections of a union contract," and lists the vehicles made in the U.S. by members of the UAW, including the TOYOTA COROLLA and the TOYOTA TACOMA, along with the Mazda 6, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Galant, Isuzu i-Series Truck, Mazda B-series Truck, and Mitsubishi Raider Truck.
The UAW doesn't discriminate against foreign car companies, why should McCain or you?