Mitt Romney’s appearance at the shuttered Allentown Metal Works today is meant to highlight the failure of the economic policies of Pres. Obama, who once visited the plant, spotlighting it as a symbol of hope for the economy.
Here’s the problem with Romney’s news conference there. If you go back and read contemporary accounts of the Allentown Metal Works closing, you’ll see a consistent theme. They had to close because there wasn’t enough stimulus. So Romney’s big economic message today is centered around a symbol of the need for more stimulus.
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