Last night, a guy said he likes coal. He said it right here:
If you prefer not to click play buttons, he said this:
And by the way, I like coal. I'm going to make sure we continue to burn clean coal. People in the coal industry feel like it's getting crushed by your policies. I want to get America and North America energy independent, so we can create those jobs.
Let the professional, robust fact-checking begin.
"I like coal."
Fact check: People don't like rocks, that's weird. People in the 1970s kept rocks as pets, but that was ironic.
So maybe Romney meant he likes the energy that coal provides? Let's assume that's what he meant. If it is, it's a recent development. In 2003, he said this while standing outside a coal plant.
"That plant kills people," he said. Which, you know, it does.
He definitely meant he likes people who work in the coal industry, since they vote and will stand around for free if their boss makes them.
"I'm going to make sure we continue to burn clean coal."