Eager to show conservative Republicans that he’s ready to take the fight to President Obama, Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday at a dusty drywall factory shuttered when George W. Bush was president — making the case that Obama’s economic policies have failed to revive the nation’s economy.

It was the second day of the Romney campaign’s effort to “bracket” Obama with “pre-buttal” and rebuttal remarks in the early days of their general election battle.

On Wednesday, Romney delivered a speech overlooking the stadium in North Carolina where Obama will deliver his Democratic convention address in August. The same day, the president touted his administration’s initiatives to retrain unemployed workers, during an event at Lorain County Community College.