So via the Byron York conservative bulletin board, we learn that Mitt Romney’s campaign plans to repond to the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt’s record at Bain Capital by blasting the incumbent for layoffs (mostly in car dealerships) associated with the auto industry bailout.

That’s an interesting tactic, particularly considering the slow but steady improvement in the popularity of Obama’s handling of the auto industry in recent months. Beyond that, I don’t know that the brilliant Mr. Fix-It really wants to get into a contest with Obama about how much collateral economic damage the two have wreaked in the course of their industrial-management careers. If Romney’s comparative case as an executive isn’t a slam dunk, he’s in some pretty deep trouble.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.