From the daily archives: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Scott Pullins made an interesting observation the other day:

Every successful Republican race for Governor after 1920 has included a nominee that either had previously held statewide office, run for statewide office unsuccessfully, or both.

And since John Kasich has neither held nor run for any statewide office in Ohio it would seem the GOP candidate for Governor is starting off at a severe disadvantage.

While I’d love to believe there is some secret truth hidden in these numbers, I’m more inclined to dismiss the whole thing outright. I’ve watched and researched too many elections to believe […]

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