Obama visited Michigan Friday, responding to critics who say the government shouldn't have spent taxpayer money to rescue the Detroit auto industry.
The auto company would have to bounce back to sustained profits before the US government would get any money back.
CEO Rick Wagoner is said to be out. In assessing industry's plans for revival, Obama has asserted that the automakers 'aren't there yet.'
How firmly will he stand with his labor allies during the painful restructuring of the auto industry?