Romney visits defunct Allentown factory

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann, arrives to announce his 2012 candidacy for president, Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Stratham, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

June 30, 2011 2:22:39 PM PDT
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is trying to fix the economy, but doesn't understand how it works.

The former Massachussetts governor is visiting Pennsylvania and taking Obama to task for saying if he hadn't turned the economy around during his first years in office, he would face becoming a one-term president.

Romney spoke to reporters Thursday outside an Allentown factory Obama visited in December 2009 to promote his economic stimulus package. The factory closed the next month.

Romney says the president isn't spending enough time and energy putting Americans back to work.

Obama is also in Pennsylvania Thursday for a series of fundraisers.