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Hundreds of Coal Miners Attend Romney Rally in Ohio

Frederick78 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:53 PM
This country needs all of the above. But we need to continue to use and increase fossilf fuel until the other "all of the above" become econmically viable. Trying to force non-viable energy options on the market when they are not competitive is insanaity. We need government research but we don't need to inject government directly into the private sector when they have no clue what the F they are doing.

Over the weekend, hundreds of Ohio coal miners stood in line to get into a rally hosted by not pro-union President Obama, but by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. After all, you can't unionize if you don't have a job.

 Mitt Romney today stood in front of eastern Ohioans seemingly straight out of the mine — hard hats, smudged faces, and blue and gray uniforms — as he accused President Obama of “waging war” on coal.

On the outskirts of Beallsville, there’s no doubt that coal is king. Signs dot the rural roads: “Stop the...