From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Did you see that Dick Cheney, the rusting Tin Woodsman of the Republican Party, ambled back up to Capitol Hill to advise others in his class on how to handle the ISIS problem. According to the New York Times, his remedy could be reduced to a handful of words: Embrace a strong military and reject rising isolationism.

But wait. The Times report also noted that he didn’t embrace specifics. Smart evasion. For one thing, nobody – not the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America’s allies in Europe, John McCain, Dick Cheney,the highbrow pundits, the fly on the wall know […]

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Here’s an acid test for any true Ohio political junkie: When was the last time a Republican U.S. Presidential candidate won without taking our Great River state?

None, going back to the first Republican nominee Abe Lincoln himself. ┬áThat’s o’er a hunder’d and fi’ty years. No Democrat has won without Ohio since Kennedy.

This little factoid seems to have stuck in the dendritic channels of the Grand Old Party’s collective memory as they look piningly at 2016.

Noted goober Reince Preibus, who also serves as Republican National Committee chairman, announced this summer that Cleveland will host […]

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In Ohio, the plot for the 2016 presidential election thickened Tuesday with the announcement by Bill Clinton that he’ll campaign, sort of, via direct mail for State Sen. Nina Turner,┬áthe Democratic candidate for Secretary of State.

As a big, bright harvest moon hovers over Ohio this week, reminding Buckeyes that Halloween is around the corner, news that former President Bill Clinton will campaign via direct mailings advocating for Nina Turner might be one small nightmare come true for Republicans, who upon learning of the news issued a call to arms. State GOP party leaders said control of state election […]

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The blockbuster story of this election cycle in Ohio and the nation would have been the return of former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland to take on first-term incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich, following Ohio media’s obsession over Ed FitzGerald’s string of silly snafus, including his ten-years of driving without a valid drivers license and being identified by a police officer who found him in his car in the wee hours of the morning two years ago with a women from an Irish trade delegation who was not his wife.

Both stories occupied newspaper front and editorial pages, and some […]

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