04/29/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GM, Chrysler Sales Hurt By Bailout Pleas

For six months, General Motors Corp. and Chrysler have been trying to convince the government that they need billions of dollars in aid, while assuring the American consumer that everything is A-OK.

It's proved to be the marketing equivalent of trying to stuff a Hummer into the trunk of a Corvette.

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