And really, its not like we would be protecting the economy in Detroit by keeping these guys afloat - Michigan has been getting devastated by these companies for years. There is a reason that the economy sucks in Ohio and Michigan - the American auto industry has been giving them the short end of the stick every time they have to restructure and cut costs.
Get it over with and let the free market sort it out. Besides, most of the "foreign" cars we buy in the country are being made in the USA, anyway. Remember that Kia plant Sonny Perdue was so proud of getting near Columbus?