From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The debate starts at 7:00PM on your local NBC affiliate.

Debating Issue 2 will be State Senator Keith Faber, of “Building a Better Ohio,” who will be defending Issue 2, and former Ohio Congressman Dennis Eckart, of “We Are Ohio,” which opposes Issue 2.

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With yet another new poll showing Issue 2 heading towards a potentially crushing defeat in two weeks, GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney was scheduled to appear today at a volunteer center in Cincinnati to show support for Issue 2 and Issue 3.  At least, that’s how it was billed all the way up to today.

Instead, Mitt Romney, as a CNN reporter stated on Twitter show up at a “rally” the volunteers for the Issues 2 & 3 effort and then promptly sought to avoid tying himself to either issue.

Here’s how the Cincinnati Enquirer reported it […]

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There are a couple of things you should never do in a hotly contested political campaign.  The first is look like you’re picking on a great-grandmother who is grateful to her local firefighters for saving her great-granddaughter’s life.   The other thing is that you don’t have as the public face of your campaign an unpopular politician who is under water by double-digits in his approval/disapproval rating and have him travel the State delivering your message.   The brain trust that is the Building a Better Ohio campaign did both in the past month, and it’s had the predictable effect on Issue […]

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