That GM plant in question was the centerpiece of my hometown's economy. The situation is a lot more complex than simply being shut down or opened during who's term. It's still not exactly closed, but it's also dormant. Ryan wasn't as outright false as he was made out to be on the issue, and I do feel bad for initially being pissed at his comment regarding the issue. The thing is, the picture is more complicated than to just condemn it as a broken promise, Obama said many things about keeping the plant open, but he didn't make many promises. His speech made it seem like he would help keep things going for the community, when he apparently never really had an intention to do so. It was just a hollow positive speech to get votes. That's annoying and I can see Ryan calling him out on that, but not to outright condemn him. Maybe the plant will reopen under Obama, nobody in the community, that I know, is holding their breath on the issue, we assume it's dead for good.