DETROIT, MICHIGAN: The battle for the Republican Presidential nomination hotted up yesterday. While GOP front-runner John McCain was 'honest' in his declaration to Americans that "not all of the lost jobs are coming back", rival Mitt Romney went a step further in his 'honesty' vowing to "bring every lost job back to America".
Reporters asked Mr. Romney what he thought about the inauguration of the "Nano" - the world's cheapest car produced by Tata Motors India.
"Nano? Don't know", replied Mitt adding he had "been very busy campaigning" and hadn't "really kept up with world news".
He then turned to the camera, flashed his newly-polished pearly whites and "promised" the American people: "If India can do it, then we can do it too. I mean they're so poor and starving and un-Christian and all that and we are the best country in the world - Gosh anything they can do we can do better. That's how God wants it".
He promised the citizens of Detroit that under his Presidency not only would America build "really cheap cars" but that they would "export" them to India for "as low as $20,000 per car".
When reminded that the Nano sold for US$2,500 Mitt shrugged his shoulders adding: "Heck we're building American C-A-R-S here, it's our God-given right to drive big gas-guzzlers and from what I understand US$2,500 is like hundred thousand American dollars in their money so we're still cheaper at $20,000".
The Detroit Autoworkers Union immediately endorsed Mr. Romney's bid for President making a statement that "any politician that can get so creative with currency conversion deserves to run this country. It's the American way and we support it"