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Romney May Have Chosen The Wrong Vacant Factory For An Attack On Obama

The Romney campaign choose to hold a rebuttal to President Obama's speech in Ohio at factory closed before he took office.

Posted on April 19, 2012, at 3:46 p.m. ET

Jim Acosta

Republican Presidential presumptive nominee Mitt Romney appeared in Lorain, Ohio today to deliver a rebuttal to a speech President Obama gave just across town at a local community college. But the site of the speech isn't necessarily linked to President Obama.

The National Gypsum drywall plant where the speech is being held closed it's doors four years ago during the Presidency of George Bush ,and while the banner in the background reads "Obama Isn't Working," at least one city official has publicly questioned the site of the speech.

"When you have to clean up a mess that was created over eight years, you will not get it done in four," Lorain City Council President Joel Arredondo, a Democrat, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said using the plant as the site for the speech was an attempt to "distort the President's message."

"What we're saying is, he has been given three years to turn the economy around and bring back jobs," Romney spokesperson Ryan Williams told the Plain Dealer. "He has had time and hundreds of billions of dollars to turn around the economy and he has not done that."