Ransom is certainly selective in his quotes. Did the Govt have a say in the disposition of Chrysler? I hope so, it was our money (given by G. Bush) being used to keep them from going under. That said, the choice (Hobson's?) was up to Chrysler management, not the Govt.
But to the larger point, Ransom's entire piece as about the truthfulness of the claim of shipping jobs overseas. Here is what Romney said
"I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state Jeep — now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China,"
The piece Ransom cites shows that this was a lie.
I noticed he didn't dispute that.