John Kasich and Rob Portman aren’t just running a campaign on jobs and the economy. But very specificially, they’re claiming that Ohio’s economic woes are because despite 16 years of all Republican rule in the State of Ohio before Governor Strickland took office, Ohio is such a horrible taxing and regulatory environment that businesses just cannot succeed here and have been engaged in a mass migration out of the State.
Remember this Rob Portman ad?
OMG! Look at those fleeing arrows out of Ohio! We’ve lost nearly 400,000 while setting a record of mass business migration out […]Full Story... →
Please. We’re dying to know. Which companies over the course of the past 16 years did you advise to leave Ohio and take their jobs with them? The media might take note that 3/4 of this time Governor Strickland was not the Governor and those 12 years were firmly in the hands of Republicans. So Mary Taylor is essentially saying her own party is responsible for the dire situation the state is in – or at least 75% responsible.
Small biz owner and Ohioan Chuck Hootman not only wants to know how many companies John Kasich’s running mate […]Full Story... →
Wow. This is just…bad. What happens when your only line of attack against your opponent is completely undercut by your running mate at an event that you’ve been promoting relative to this very important issue for weeks?
Well. Let’s just say there may have been a run on Depends undergarments down on Gay Street this afternoon. They’re shitting themselves down at Kamp Kasich.
So over the course of her 16 years she cost Ohio how many jobs? I wonder if someone ought to do the math on that one instead of figuring out how many times Jimmy Stewart may […]Full Story... →
It’s been interesting to watch this inevitable transformation of John Kasich from pity party to full on angry man. You’ll remember their first defense for Strickland going on the offensive was to basically say “LEAVE JOHN KASICH ALONE”. Mean, mean Ted Strickland should not attack poor John Kasich. It was not fair. Ted should talk about his record and not put poor little Lehman Brothers boy John Kasich on the defensive. It was as if they were taking campaign advice directly from Chris Crocker.
When that didn’t work (hint: noboby is going to leave John Kasich alone) […]Full Story... →
Where to even begin? First, if you’re going to have an ad about unemployment, why feature two Johnny Lunchpails driving in their work truck from . . . work? Is this some kind of ham handed attempt by Republicans to appeal to blue collar workers ? It strikes me as an odd choice because the fictitious “messengers” don’t really mesh with the message.
Second, the acting and dialogue is just cheesy. The guy say “bad Governor” in the same tone one says to a puppy that isn’t housebroken. The pace of the dialogue almost lulls me to sleep. Third, […]Full Story... →
Wow. Now if they could just give John Kasich something to stand for.
Apparently, the RGA also single handedly won WWII, ended communism, and brought us Teddy Roosevelt (despite not existing at the time.)
Nothing like showing a bunch of Gulf Coast state governors dependent on the federal government to respond to the oil spill to demonstrate great leadership.
This video is just as vapid as Kasich’s campaign. All unjustified fluff, no substance. Maybe it’ll help them raise some dough? But it’s not going to […]Full Story... →
So, here’s all that happened today in the Ohio Governor’s race. I think you need to review the day just to see how bad it, and the rest of the week, was for the non-existent Kasich campaign:
The day started with a new Ohio jobs report that showed a drop in unemployment fueled by gains in manufacturing, construction, and other private sector job growth… putting Ohio ahead of most states in job growth in May, especially per capita. No reported response from the Kasich campaign. The jobs report also showed that Nevada, a non-income tax state now leads […]Full Story... →
Start listening at the 2:08 mark. Kasich says, again on video, that he favors repealing the income tax (which is still a weird way to talk about… your own proposal).
KASICH: “The fastest growing States in the country, job creating States, are like places like Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and…. and…. Nevadah [sic in original.]
These are the States that John Kasich repeatedly has said he, as Governor, would turn Ohio into to emulate.
Nevada is a no income tax State, and it leads the nation alright. It leads the nation in unemployment, the first time any […]Full Story... →
While not as great as Ohio’s April jobs report, the report for May is still very good news… unless you’re John Kasich and you based your entire campaign on betting that the economy wouldn’t show signs of improving in Ohio well before the election.
Ohio reduced unemployment by .2% point reducing Ohio’s unemployment rate in May to 10.7%, thus returning Ohio to an unemployment rate it hasn’t seen in six months. For the second month in a row, Ohio was one of the top States in monthly job growth.
Although the reduction in unemployment was partially […]Full Story... →
It seems that the PERS office is in full damage control mode from a public relations standpoint. They’ve now publicly declared “Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Chief Executive Chris DeRose said today that advice offered via e-mail by a campaign operative for Republican candidate John Kasich to a pension executive was neither solicited nor followed.”
But the statement by PERS’ Chief Executive doesn’t in there. It then states, “[Kasich’s campaign spokeman’s e-mail] offered suggestions on explaining the losses to reporters.”
Kasich’s campaign contacted ex-Taft aides working within the highest levels of the state pension funds and pushed them […]Full Story... →
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