GM and Ford under one roof. It's an intriguing idea, and one that people are throwing around.
The latest being BusinessWeek, which is reporting GM execs have talked about the idea of GM and Ford merging, but decided not to pursue because it would be a distraction to GM's turnaround.
While the report characterized the talk as "internal banter", the idea of GM buying Fordis out there, and people are asking, would this move make sense?
Let me be clear about what a mis-guided and bad idea this would be. As a friend of mine said when I brought this up, "Two wrongs do not make a right." Right now, these guys are going in the wrong direction for similar reasons and there's little reason to believe a marriage would make things right. Why? Here are a few reasons.