During Mitt Romney's visit to Century Mine Tuesday, the Republican candidate's statement on Vice President Joe Biden's comment that coal is more dangerous than terrorists drew a large response from audiences.
That statement appeared to many as a response from the right in what Romney, along with several others, are calling a "war on coal."
But President Obama does have supporters that believe that this accusation of a "war on coal" is false.
One of those supporters, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, believes Romney's view of coal should come into question.
Several reacted to Romney's words Tuesday and hope the former governor will keep his word. Click here to read about the local reaction from Romney's visit.
Strickland said under the Obama administration there are 10 percent more miners in the state of Ohio and that production of coal is up seven percent.
However, Murray Energy has shutdown it's Redbird Mine near Brilliant, issued layoff notices to miners at it's Number Six mine and recently the Mine Safety and Health Administration has reported a loss of 1,300 coal mining jobs.