Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.
It doesn’t appear that Iacocca – who has described himself as an independent – endorsed a candidate four years ago, but eight years ago he endorsed Democratic U.S. Sen. John Kerry over sitting Republican President George W. Bush, even though Iacocca endorsed Bush and even campaigned for him in 2000.
So much for the President’s argument that he deserves credit for the 2009 auto bailout and is best positioned to help the industry moving forward. Iacocca is still a revered name in Michigan and Ohio with large segments of the auto industry, especially now-retired auto workers. This endorsement is similar to the one made by Ross Perot earlier this week in that it is not necessarily intended to move large numbers of voters in itself, but is part of a bigger picture being painted of Romney being the leader we need now.