- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 26, 2012

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, criticized by some for his unprompted comments Friday on the number of cars his family owns, said Sunday he can’t please everyone on the campaign trail.

“I can’t be perfect. If people think there’s something wrong with being successful, then they ought to vote for the other guy, because I’ve been extraordinarily successful,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Mr. Romney, campaigning in Michigan on Friday ahead of Tuesday’s primary, told an audience that his wife, Ann, “drives a couple of Cadillacs.”

“I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles. I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck, so I used to have all three covered,” he said at the end of speech.

On Sunday he told Fox News that the vehicles are split between their homes in California and Massachusetts.

He predicted he would win his home state of Michigan, where his father once served as governor.

“I am planning on winning here in Michigan and also in Arizona,” he said. “I am proud of the fact I was born and raised in Michigan.”

• David Eldridge can be reached at deldridge@washingtontimes.com.

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