Cremeans said he doesn't agree with anything the Republicans have ever done.
"I don't think I'd have a retirement if it was left up to the GOP," he said.
As for Obama, Cremeans' problem with the president has nothing to do with coal. Instead, he takes issue with the president's support of same-sex marriage.
"I'd like to vote, but I need somebody to vote for," he said.
John Harden, 63, of Logan, said he's not a big supporter of the president but likes Romney even less.
"We're between a rock and a hard place. All we can do is pray," he said.
"I'll vote for him again," Harden said of Obama. "Unless (UMWA president) Cecil Roberts finds a candidate that will support our fight against Patriot Coal."
While speakers seemingly ignored the upcoming presidential election, almost everyone weighed in on the UMWA's fight against Patriot.
The coal company, owned by Peabody Energy, is in the process of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Union leaders worry Patriot retirees will lose their pensions and health benefits if the company goes under.
Roberts told miners the company should be required to "keep their promise."
State Auditor Glen Gainer echoed those statements
"It's not too much to tell the fat cats on Wall Street and the coal operators that you promised pensions and health care and we've come to collect," he said.
Sen. Joe Manchin was scheduled to appear at Monday's event but did not attend because of a death in the family.
Contact writer Zack Harold at 304-348-7939 or zack.har...@dailymail.com.