Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama wasted $20 billion in the auto bailout that could have been used to fund teachers and police.
Romney is trying out a new message on the auto bailout in the face of constant pounding by Democrats at last week's Democratic National Convention.
"My view was General Motors should have gone into bankruptcy earlier. The president resisted that for six months. I said, 'Let them go into bankruptcy. Help them come out. But let them go in.' And I don't think most Americans know that GM went bankrupt," Romney said on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.