From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jon Husted’s Trump Multi-Choice

On October 18, 2016 By

Ohioans are fortunate to have a multiple-choice secretary of state who , like so many other Republican officials these days, can lead you down conflicting paths in defining his choice for the next U.S.  president.  On one path, Jon Husted was widely  featured on the national media as a leading critic of Donald Trump’s unhinged  warnings that the election will be “rigged”.

Husted, who is already running for governor in 2018 , accused Trump of “irresponsible” sky-is-falling  campaign rhetoric who ought to shut up because the voting system is secure. He feels safe in assuring you of a clean election […]

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Since a video of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump came out — where the businessman makes lewd comments about sexually assaulting women — Republicans across the country have been fleeing the orange dumpster fire that is the Trump campaign. However, for many Republicans “with a conscience” the problem is not that they did so, but rather when and how they did it.

This perfectly portrays the situation surrounding Ohio’s junior senator, Rob Portman, who handled his unendorsement of Trump in probably the worst way possible. In the hours after the video tape was released, Portman first defended the GOP nominee  — saying he felt […]

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In a conference call Monday with reporters, Hillary for America [HFA] Campaign Manager Robby Mook gave an update on the campaign’s unprecedented coordinated campaign efforts, including additional resources in the final weeks to win Senate, House and governors races across the country.

Mook, who has deep family ties in Ohio, especially Cleveland where his parents live, thinks the great unraveling taking place in Donald Trump’s campaign, that appears to be taking down the Republican Party with it, is great news for Hillary Clinton and her mission to bring elected officials to Washington who can work with her to get something […]

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There’s an old saying, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” If you’re wondering why Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges is transparently mealy mouthed about his limp support for Donald Trump, his party’s presidential nominee who clobbered all other challengers including his home state hero, look no further than the hand that fed him his current lucrative position.

The hand that rocks the cradle for Matt Borges belongs to Gov. John Kasich, a 64-year old politician who loves to play hardball and sometimes dirty politics, even though he holds himself out to be a moderate politico who thought offering […]

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