NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Pennsylvania is the fourth-largest coal producer in the U.S. Pennsylvania is also an all-important swing state. Gov. Mitt Romney has been courting the coal miners and the coal producing states, claiming that he will help to create a friendlier Environmental Protection Agency environment for them.One of the very best stocks that I ever owned was a coal stock. Remember the run that commodities had from about 2002 to 2008? Coal stocks, copper stock, steel stocks soared as the global economy boomed and cranes in China dotted the land. That all came to an end in 2008 as the financial crisis hit, the global economy slowed and the U.S. dollar began to strengthen. During that commodity boom, the stock of Consol Energy ( CNX) surged from $6 per share to $119 per share! Now the stock trades at $34.39. Consol was a $25 billion dollar company, now it is just slightly under $8 billion. I have been one of the few stock pundits that have been predicting a win by Gov. Romney for quite some time. I believe that Jim Cramer has it wrong. My prediction has been looking better and better lately. Could a win by Romney make this stock soar once again? Consol Energy is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pa. and the company produces coal and natural gas for energy and raw materials markets.