That "Using Coal Miners As Props" Thing Not Working Out Too Well for Romney
Not only did Mitt Romney get a ton of bad press after employees of Murray Energy called into a talk radio show to reveal that they had been forced to attend a Romney event in Beallsville, Ohio, but that they had to lose pay to do so. (Laughably, a Murray executive said that "attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend," whatever THAT means.)
Now the Obama campaign has used this exploitive event in a campaign ad.
To think that Mitt Romney relates in any way to coal miners is laughable. At the event, Romney told the miners, "You've got a great boss." Sure, if your definition of a "great boss" is pulling out all the stops and writing big checks to try to block every worker safety regulation that's suggested. Someone send Romney down to work in a mine for an hour and see how he gets along.