From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We are heading into the hot season of politics as we pass Labor Day, so as we race toward November, brace yourself for slung mud, innuendo, half-truths, distortions, vicious unfounded attacks and patented good old-fashioned American lies. We all will have to sort through the detritus and figure out just what this election cycle means to Ohio’s future.

The 2014 mid-terms will decide exactly what kind of state Ohio will be as we stumble toward the next decade of the twenty-first century.

Labor Day is in the rear view mirror and November’s chill seems far off. Politically, it’s the day after […]

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For a while earlier this year, Gov. John R. Kasich and his powerful and well-connected state and reelection campaign teams, did everything they could to eliminate any competition in the GOP primary. And they were successful, forcing the Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl off the ballot.

Polling earlier this year showed that with Earl in the race, Kasich’s race with Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald at the time narrowed to a nearly toss-up election if Earl, as respected polling showed, could land 5-6 percent of the GOP voter base. Since then, FitzGerald has fallen so far […]

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The Labor Day week end brought us more verbal jujitsu from Gov. Kasich as he followed the yellow brick road to Stamco Industries in Euclid. There was even evidence that his bid for reelection was actually living a double life – one as a candidate and the other as his campaign’s innocent bystander.

As reported by the Plain Dealer, the governor was asked whether he would debate his Democratic opponent, Ed FitzGerald. He pleaded ignorance to the whole scenario. “That’s up to the campaign,” he told the reporter. “They’re involved in all that.”

Up to the campaign? What are we […]

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