If those of us who use electricity understand what’s at stake this November as well as those who provide it do, Romney will win in a landslide. Check out this turnout to hear him speak:
From the Toledo Blade:
Mitt Romney [Tuesday] 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.
“He’s for all the sources of energy that come from above the ground, none of the sources below the ground, like oil and coal and gas,” the presumptive Republican nominee told a crowd outside American Energy Corp’s Century Mine near Beallsville, Belmont County. …
“We’ve 250 years left of coal,” he said. ‘’Why in the world wouldn’t we use it?”
Southeast Ohio is also the focus of a burgeoning shale natural gas and oil industry built around hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the practice of using chemically treated fluids at high pressure to fracture shale to release the gas and oil within.
If it’s up to Obama, these precious resources will remain beneath the ground, throwing thousands out of work, particularly in key swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.
You don’t have to be a coal miner to want Obama out of there before he can do any more damage. You just have to like the way the lights come on when you flip the switch.