No answer at all. So what do they do? Attack the messenger. Almost en masse they all jump on the finding that the subject in the ad was also in another ad. You bet she was. She’s a former steelworker in Dayton who lost her job as a result of disastrous Republican policies. Her ad in 2008 was to oppose John McCain’s campaign.
Isn’t it telling that Team Strickland is using these same themes to counter Kasich? Wanna know why? Kasich = McCain. John Kasich is proposing the same thing for Ohio that John McCain and George W. Bush represented. Does Kasich and his folks want to talk about why Meghan lost her job? Nope. What about why others in Ohio lost theirs? Again. Hell no. They just want to blame Ted and he’s apparently not going to let them get away with it.
The Ohio people rejected McCain and they’re also going to reject John Kasich. If the only criticism by the right of the ad is to attack the messenger – who, by the way is a real person and not an actress like some claimed – then they are in big trouble. When you can’t counter the substance of the charge, you smear and flail about.
Let the flailing begin!