Yesterday the Dispatch officially endorsed Ted Strickland for Governor. Not surprising after Blackwell’s meltdown in the sit-down with the editorial board, IMO.

Ohio is falling behind in jobs, education and optimism. It has been riven by bitter and closely decided presidential elections. More than anything, the next governor of Ohio must be someone who can bridge political gulfs and enlist the help of all Ohioans to make the state a national leader again. For this reason, The Dispatch urges voters to elect Democrat Ted Strickland on Nov. 7.

I especially liked this passage:

Blackwell has proclaimed that he is the candidate of bold ideas. That’s true. But his ideas alarm a significant portion of the electorate, including many in his own party. Boldness is not the test of leadership; sound judgment is.

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