Ford (F) has an exceptional business opportunity -- there are plenty of people in this country who want to buy American vehicles and others who don't want to help out companies that take bailout money. Ironically, the only company that will soon be able to satisfy those needs could be Ford.
I say "ironically" because the U.S. has lent money to the other two competitors -- General Motors (GM) and Chrysler -- and those two appear moments away from bankruptcy. In an effort to help them, the U.S. may have sealed their ultimate doom. Those loans look like a scarlet letter that will keep some customers away -- particularly when they file for bankruptcy.