One thing I heard in the Plunderbund debate chat last night were a few people who have already voted for (or decided to vote for) Jill Stein instead of Barack Obama. This is a terrible decision. Allow me to explain why.
First, I should preface my comments by saying that I’m sympathetic to people who prefer Stein to Obama. In fact, when I go to ISideWith.com and take the quiz, the most recent time I have done so it suggested my preferred positions were more in line with Jill Stein’s positions. I still strongly aligned with Barack Obama, but Stein […]Full Story... →
Secretary of State Jon Husted recently issued a press release followed by an email to their list a couple of days later about a neat little “Ready 2012 and Beyond” proposal to – well, get ready for the GOP to do electoral battle against Obama and Democrats in 2012. Duh. The quoted part does seem like a dog whistle to their brethren who will get the message. This isn’t about reforming the elections process to instill voter confidence and increase access. The GOP has proven time and again that they really don’t care much for that. This is a […]Full Story... →
The Columbus Dispatch has reported on the new television ad being run by the “American Action Network” praising Pat Tiberi for loving puppies or something. I dunno because the ad makes a series of claims without citing a single source or roll call vote.
It praises Tiberi, a guy who voted for the bailouts, for being against wasteful spending. Seriously.
Of course, the Dispatch fails to note that the “American Action Network” is the brainchild of former Senator Norm Coleman (who lost to Al Franken… which I only mention because it pisses […]Full Story... →
I’m supposed to be worried because John Kasich’s 88-county GOTV full throated effort netted him only 100,000 more votes in his primary when compared to the Strickland campaign which ran no GOTV at all?
I’m supposed to still be concerned about a Tea Party movement that the Ohio GOP doesn’t worry about?
The GOP Auditor and Secretary of State primaries were ho-hum, even though the State GOP had to have spent over $1 million influencing those primaries?? Which, of course, is less money than they’ll have for the general election.
John Kasich best response to Ted Strickland’s ad really is […]Full Story... →
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You know, I used to think that “Scoop” Keeling was just a Kasich hack, but I’m starting to wonder if he’s just an idiot.
Today, Keeling joined Matt Naugle in pushing the latest Josh Mandel press release against State Treasurer Kevin Boyce.? In this latest installment of “I really don’t know anything about the office I seek”, Mandel alleges that Boyce is holding up state banking contracts as a way to raise more money for his campaign.
Except that both Mandel, Naugle, and Keeling ignore the fact that the decision to delay the awarding the contracts […]Full Story... →
Forget the GOP Senate primary.? If you’re looking for evidence of Tea Bagger rebellion in the GOP in Ohio, look at the potentially GOP primaries for the Secretary of State’s race (Former House Speaker/Man of Many Residences Jon Husted v. County Treasurer/Social Conservative gladfly Sandy O’Brien) and the Attorney General’s race (Former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine v. Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost.)
Last night, the Yost campaign announced it was endorsed over DeWine by the Butler County Republican Party.? If you’re not familiar with Ohio GOP geopolitics, let me explain it to you this way.? Think about your […]Full Story... →
I like Ohio House Elections and Ethics Committee Chairman Dan Stewart (D-Columbus).? He was the main Democratic sponsor of H.B. 176, the bill that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to Ohio’s housing and employment anti-discrimination laws.? But I don’t understand what his committee is doing killing the Golden Week of voting.
Today, his Committee voted out H.B. 260, which would make substantial changes to Ohio’s election laws.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Democratic House bill would get rid of the “Golden Week”- wherein people could register to vote and then cast an […]Full Story... →
Well, the news of Obama raising $150 million in September checks one prediction off my list. Only one more to go. Back in July, I told our readers this:
Obama will have a $100 million month
Obama will win in November and it won’t really be close
Remember who told ya. 😉
One down. One to go!
Obama Bomaye!Full Story... →
It looks like the trendlines are about the same. If McCain doesn’t narrow the gap soon in PA he may have to shut it down as well. North Carolina might need the resources. Florida for sure does! Together they represent a pickup of 32 EVs over Kerry’s 2004 performance. Both have recently broken hard for Obama.Full Story... →
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