When Paul Ryan says, “Trust me,” voters should know something is up. Campaigning across the Midwest, the running mate of Mitt “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” Romney has proclaimed the Republican ticket’s dedication to strengthening the auto industry. But as a Wisconsin representative, Ryan ignored his constituents by supporting free-trade policies that shuttered factories across the state. Nation writer John Nichols joined The Ed Show last night, to reveal Ryan’s auto industry doublespeak.

—Christie Thompson

Be sure to check out John Nichols’s recent blog on Paul Ryan’s neglect of his hometown workers.

And join him and other Nation writers for a live chat during tonight’s vice presidential debate.