Time to check in on the Cuyahoga County races. It’s not pretty.
Our nominee for county executive, Public Official #14 himself, Ed Fitzgerald, has one ad on his Youtube channel, which claims to have aired in September. That probably means the first week of September, right before the September 7 primary, because I have yet to see it on Cleveland TV during the general. Meanwhile, Republican Matt Dolan’s ads are running all the time, featuring, you guessed it, Public Official #14.
Ken Lanci, the much hyped independent who had promised to spend whatever it took to win, is nowhere to be seen on Cleveland TV either. Lotta buses wrapped in his own printing company’s product (businessman!), but that’s it. Unless you count his Perot-like 15 minute infomercials on WEWS, which I’m sure no one watches except his mom. Lanci’s Youtube channel has what it claims is their “current TV commercial“, which has 17 views. His infomercial viewcounts below.
My videos of teabaggers get that many views in the first 5 minutes after they’re uploaded. Here’s Tim McCormack’s Facebook page, which has some activity. McCormack probably won’t be on TV unless he does a late night cable buy the Monday before the election.
So how’s this gonna play out? Who knows. No one is paying any attention to the races, the PD has changed editors two weeks before their pride and joy election even happens, and Matt Dolan is the only presence on television. You tell me what’s gonna happen.