Ohio Democrats held a rally in Columbus today in support of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention in our state’s capital. Ted Strickland’s short speech stole the show.

The former governor welcomed the “contrast” between the recently announced Republican convention in Cleveland, and the Democratic convention, which he predicts will be held in Columbus.  He offered a few important examples…

“Every citizen of our country should have the right to marry the person they love,” said Strickland,  echoing his appearance at Tuesday’s Freedom Ohio rally in support of overturning Ohio’s ban on same sex marriage.

Strickland also touched on important labor issues.  “In order for working people to have a decent life, there’s gotta be a working relationship between organized labor and management” he said, mentioning that the current event was the work of both labor and business owners teaming up to bring the Democratic convention to Columbus.

Plunderbund contributor John Michael Spinelli was at the rally and captured video of Strickland’s moving remarks.