Commentary: What was wrong with auto bailout? Nothing
Among the mysteries of public opinion, this one most strains the brain: Why do so many Americans think the government rescue of Detroit automakers was a bad -- nay, an evil -- thing? The bailout has been a rousing success, and that's the business press talking.
The Economist magazine opposed the bailout. Now it writes, "An apology is due to Barack Obama: His takeover of GM could have gone horribly wrong, but it hasn't."