CNN Fact Check: Did Ryan get Obama's GM speech right?
August 30th, 2012
07:55 AM ET
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CNN Fact Check: Did Ryan get Obama's GM speech right?

(CNN) - Paul Ryan on Wednesday night told a story about then-presidential candidate Barack Obama telling automotive workers that government can help keep their plant going - an account that Ryan reportedly got wrong previously.

Did the Wisconsin congressman get it right as he accepted the GOP nomination for vice president at the Republican National Convention?

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  1. Otis

    Yes. He explained Obama's unfullfilled promise at the plant. The Plant didn't stop producing until April 2009 (googled an Article) and was mothballed for potential reopening...but didn't return to production. It was a good example in his argument in my opinion.

    August 30, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  2. Dean

    What Obama meant was..."The plant will be here for a hundred years, but it will be empty and there will be no workers and no cars will be produced here. Vote for me."

    August 30, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Are you kidding me?

    Anything being said during this convention is suspect. They will never admit that they are cheering every time there is bad news and blames the president for everything from
    Solar flares to oil spills.

    These guys really do not need a convention at all.

    August 30, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Paul Ryan confabulated the facts. The plant closed in late 2008, and now he blames it on Pres. Obama. The sad truth is that people in his district will believe that the closing in Pres. Obama's fault, fully aware of the facts, simply because Paul Ryan said so.

    August 30, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Wasn't the case that GM closed the plant before Obama took office? It might have been after the election, but it was before Obama had the auto bailout. Timing is wrong again Mr. Ryan.

    August 30, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |