From the daily archives: Monday, September 29, 2014

The arrival of October not only offers us the annual radiance of autumnal colors but also,unfortunately, the dismal folly of another newspaper editorial endorsement season. The candidate interviews have been held, the editorial boards have met and now we can sit back in wonderment at how the corporate media are prepared to lead the voter into their secure grasp.

As the years passed, the media not only lost readers but also credibility; Editorial support is now a lesser matter of influence than a fading obligation. Sort of like trying to lead a horse to water with fewer and fewer horses […]

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Thousands of campaign ads will run on behalf of Ohio Gov. John Kasich this year trumpeting the foggy but alluringly false slogan that “Kasich works.” Who he works for is pretty clear, and it’s not for the average Ohioan. With RGA Chairman and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigning for Kasich in Ohio on Monday, it would be nice if some reporter asked the duo why both states are among the bottom 15 worst performing states for job growth. According to the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s state ranking list, the Garden State is 48th compared to the […]

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Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey and Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will be romancing Ohio’s RGA-designated “comeback” Gov. John Kasich Monday in Independence, site of an early vote rally.

You may remember Christie as the guy who closed down the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to New York City to spite the Mayor of Fort Lee, NJ for not endorsing him in his last election.   Christie had sought endorsements from Democrats to show a national audience in 2016 that he’s a moderate even Democrats can endorse.  Before he touches down in the Buckeye State, he’ll […]

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It’s not every day that a major newspaper penalizes a county candidate because he is a “good Democratic soldier close to the Ohio Democratic Party’s fiercely partisan leader, Chris Redfern.” Really? Yep. It’s one of the demerits the Plain Dealer hauled out to endorse Republican Jack Schron for Cuyahoga County executive against Armond Budish the ex-speaker and minority leader in the Ohio General Assembly.

Excuse me, but we always thought that party leaders were supposed to be, um, fiercely partisan. Besides, has the person who wrote this lore about partisanship seen any of Ohio Republican Chairman Matt Borges’s press […]

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