The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s latest marketing gimmick, PolitiFact Ohio, examined Governor’s Strickland’s claim that Ohio has the best overall business climate in the Midwest and found it “Mostly True.”  It would have rated it higher, but because some consider South Dakota as part of the Midwest (really?), then Ohio would only be the second highest.  Otherwise, all other commonly understood definitions of the term Midwest region would find that the comment is true.

The article also goes to great lengths to explain why the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council’s, or SBE, is the most objective methodology of determining a State’s business environment compared to the more subjective surveys relied on by John Kasich’s campaign.

  • Wait. How can you fact check “In 2009, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranked Ohio 11th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for overall business climate.” and find it “mostly true”? They either did or they didn’t, right? This would be more fact checking the SBEC than it is Ted. He’s just repeating what they’ve claimed as fodder for a speech.

    So let this blogger clear the record for the real journalists out there. Ted Strickland is “100% True” in this case and the SBEC is “Mostly True”.

    LOL. Nice work Naymik!

  • but…but…but the Tax Foundation says that WE SUUUUUUUUCK


  • Scott Pullins

    SBE is as hardcore right wing as they come.

  • modernesquire

    I'll be honest. I wasn't familar with them, but I'll take your word on it.

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