About 100 voters showed up to see GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak at the North Charleston City Hall today.
Voter June Bond supports Romney.
“I believe if we would have had Romney as the nominee the last go around we may not be in the economic crisis, but I believe if people don’t have jobs they don’t have a good life. I have children that have graduated from college that are still looking for a job. I think he is person that has the experience. He is the turnaround guy and we need a turnaround and it’s time for a turnaround, it’s time for Romney.”
Charleston voter Porsha Hopkins also supports the former Massachusetts governor.
“I’m just kind of disappointed for how things have turned out. So, therefore, he is the best candidate I’ve seen to come up for this nomination for president this year. He seems to know what he is doing. He seems to know what the plan is to get jobs here. We need jobs.”
But, not all there were 100 percent sure they were throwing their supporter behind the well-known “business-man” candidate. One of them, Charleston Nystrom.
“He has laid out a very extensive economic plan, but it really is more of a wish list than specific things that he is going to do and somehow he has to peel that back and get to something that can be actually be done in a short time as opposed to trying to save the world with creating 11 million jobs in four years.”
Romney toured the North Charleston Boeing plant earlier this morning. He said if he were president:
“I would amend the National Labor Relations Act to protect the right of the secret ballot for our workers, and to make sure campaigns for unionization last atleast 30 days so that both the union organizers and their employers can discuss with their employees the votes that they might take,” says Romney.
Currently, Boeing is in a battle with the NLRB for expanding in right-to-work South Carolina when Boeing’s home, Washington State is unionized. Romney is in support of Boeing creating more jobs in South Carolina. His campaign poster today read: “Day One, Job One.”
Romney says President Obama should have stepped up for Boeing against the NLRB’s complaint.
“Here we have the president’s National Labor Relations Board stopping Boeing from building in America, while our competitor, Airbust Industries is building in China. Boeing did the right thing. Boeing should not be punished for doing the right thing. Boeing should be encouraged and celebrated for their courage and for their willingness for backing the people of South Carolina and the workers of America,” says Romney.
After Romney’s statements, supporting Boeing, the South Carolina AFL-CIO President Donna Dewitt said “Mitt Romney seems more interested in scoring cheap political points for his election bid and supporting Boeing, a company he holds personal investments in, than talking with working families in Charleston about their concerns for the creation of family-sustaining jobs.”