DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. executives were surprised at the negative responses they evoked from Washinton lawmakers while trying to secure access to $9 billion in bridge loans. But Ford sees the slights as an opportunity to further differentiate the auto maker from its domestic counterparts. “When you look at some of the polls out there, they tend to throw all the domestics into the same bucket, and one of the things we’re trying to do is get out our story that we’re different,” says ...

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