Yeah yeah I’ll get to Brown and Hackett, but first a bit of generalization. There were about 250 people there, standing room only. However there were an awful lot of familiar faces and a lot of campaign staffers, grass roots organization leaders and no where near as many grass roots Democrats as I would have … Continue reading "Statewide Candidates Forum – Part Two"
Why what the PeeDee is doing is wrong and illegal. There are 2 aspects to this. First is disclosure. The PeeDee does not have any disclosure as to whom is writing their Blackwell blog. A non discerning reader might fairly assume it is the PeeDee staff itself and that this is their news or opinion. … Continue reading "You’re Breaking The Law If…"
Jane Eauster reguritates the same crappy article she wrote for buddy Connie a few days ago. And she bases this article entirely on what ? And from the accounts of people who worked on his campaign, it appears clear that Hackett never fully grasped just how big a challenge he took on when he decided … Continue reading "That Hackerriffic Plain Dealer’s Jane Eauster"
It is kind of funny that many saw the Democratic Senate primary as ugly and bitter even before the swift boating and strong arming emerged, because the Ohio GOP’s gubernatorial primary is down right toxic.Secret straw polls in committee’s, leaked emails and viscous attack ads – and it is still only February ! — The … Continue reading "All Is Not Right In Wingnut Land"
I saw this yesterday at Political Wire and never got around to mentioning it, but the Blade ran the story today. Republican U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine was one of the Senate’s most moderate members last year, and his likely November opponent was one of the House’s most liberal, an annual nonpartisan rating system concluded yesterday. … Continue reading "Labels"
The WaPo has an interesting article today titled “Blogs Attack From Left as Democrats Reach for Center”. It misses the message of the blogs almost entirely I think. The message isn’t one of ideology, it is one of stand up and fight your spineless asses !The more the party fails to fight, the more angry … Continue reading "Blog Power"
I caught this from Plunderbund, which you should read. In these times has an article titled “Can Blogs Revolutionize Progressive Politics?”. For so many reasons the article is really really bad. Of course for a publication headed by David Sirota and talking to Jerome Armstrong we get the obligatory mentions of Sherrod Brown. When Rep. … Continue reading "Groan Ohio – Rural Outreach Powerhouse"
Over at BFD, Jill (she is everywhere isn’t she?) links up with righty blog Lincoln Logs and discusses “blog Ideas”. Best to go read the links at Lincoln Logs first I think. Well that’s fine and dandy that some of our friends on the right look over the fence in Ohio with some envy, and … Continue reading "Count Me Out"
There are some reforms you won’t get anytime soon. Vital reforms such as an end to gerrymandering and publicly financed campaigning. Both I believe are critical to a healthy democracy. The system right now is designed as an huge incumbent protection plan. Strong candidates can’t compete because the deck is stacked against them, and when … Continue reading "Reforms You Won’t Get Anytime Soon"
In her latest reveal all Pulitzer effort Ihate blogs. Except when I love blogs, which is what happens when I stumble onto one that forces a hard thought or an easy smile and makes me forget how much I hate blogs. Just when I think I’ve made my peace with the reckless free-for-all of these … Continue reading "Connie Shultz Hates Blogs – Her Own Words"