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Ohio: John Kasich filing for guv today
The Swamp Politics ^ | 05/01/09 | Mark Silva

Posted on 05/01/2009 2:13:20 PM PDT by Big_Monkey

It's getting to be that time again:

The 2010 elections are right around the corner, and they're going to get pretty interesting in some of the most heavily contested states and congressional districts next year.

In Ohio, Republican John Kasich, a former longtime congressman and also commentator for FOX News Channel, plans to file papers today for a bid for governor, according to a well-placed source.

Republicans wanted Kasich to run in 2006, he demurred, but has been planting the seeds for 2010 since them - in March 2008, he suggested that Ohio's income tax should be "phased out.'' He served last year as honorary chairman of "Recharge Ohio,'' a group committed to finding leaders who could "get our state back on track.''

Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland presides over a state that the Democrats were able to corral for the election of President Barack Obama last year, a state which nevertheless has undergone extreme pressure in the recession now underway even before it was a recognized recession. How Ohio plays in 2010 will speak volumes about what Ohioans make of the Democratic strategy for economic recovery.

Kasich already is on the circuit: He served as the keynote speaker at the Richland County Republican Lincoln Day over the weekend and at a Columbiana County GOP dinner this week.

(Excerpt) Read more at swamppolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: foxnewschannel; governor; johnkasich; kasich; kenblackwell; oh2010; ohio; republican; strickland
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Kasich has good name recognition in Ohio and excellent fiscal credentials. He's the GOP's best bet to beat Strickland.
1 posted on 05/01/2009 2:13:21 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

Who is running for the Senate seat?


2 posted on 05/01/2009 2:14:09 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Big_Monkey

Wonderful. John has a great reputation for fiscal responsibility and for cutting budgets.


3 posted on 05/01/2009 2:16:38 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
"Who is running for the Senate seat?

I don't live in OH anymore, but it's going to be Portman from what I've heard and maybe a couple others in the GOP Senatorial primary.

4 posted on 05/01/2009 2:18:29 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

There’s hope for our state! You go JOHN!


5 posted on 05/01/2009 2:19:02 PM PDT by aussiemom
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To: Big_Monkey

Kasich is also pro-life and was untainted by the pubbie scandals that cost so much in OH a few years back.


6 posted on 05/01/2009 2:20:23 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

I certainly do hope that Ken Blackwell does run for something, maybe for the U.S. Senate seat. Is Robert Portman already officially running for U.S. Senate?


7 posted on 05/01/2009 2:21:32 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
'I certainly do hope that Ken Blackwell does run for something, maybe for the U.S. Senate seat. Is Robert Portman already officially running for U.S. Senate?

Blackwell has already very publicly endorsed Portman for Senate. With the shellacking he took in 2006 plus his ties to the Taft administration, I think he's going to lay low for several more years.

8 posted on 05/01/2009 2:24:44 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
I certainly do hope that Ken Blackwell does run for something, maybe for the U.S. Senate seat.

Thankfully, he's not. I love the guy, and voted for him for governor, but he ran a campaign every bit as bad as McCain's. He would get smoked in the Senate election.

9 posted on 05/01/2009 2:25:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: snippy_about_it

He would be a good one.


10 posted on 05/01/2009 2:26:28 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
I like Ken Blackwell but have been sort of disappointed by his recent TV appearances.
11 posted on 05/01/2009 2:26:55 PM PDT by exist
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To: Big_Monkey
With the shellacking he took in 2006 plus his ties to the Taft administration, I think he's going to lay low for several more years.

Taft and Blackwell were not at all buddies. The tie that binds is party affiliation and nothing much more.

12 posted on 05/01/2009 2:29:28 PM PDT by smith288 (Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrome with the government)
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To: smith288
"Taft and Blackwell were not at all buddies. The tie that binds is party affiliation and nothing much more.

No question. But, perception is reality. That's why Blackwell got beat so badly. It will fade from the public's consciousness in a few more years.

13 posted on 05/01/2009 2:32:25 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

Kasich has been all over the state in recent months, and spoke at the Columbus tea party. Good choice for Ohio.


14 posted on 05/01/2009 2:33:15 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: Big_Monkey
But, perception is reality. That's why Blackwell got beat so badly. It will fade from the public's consciousness in a few more years.

True about the perception. But Taft is despised in these parts. As he should be.

15 posted on 05/01/2009 2:35:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: hugorand

Met Mr Kasich when i was in 8th grade during my field trip to D.C.

He was super nice to us all.


16 posted on 05/01/2009 2:35:59 PM PDT by smith288 (Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrome with the government)
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To: exist
I like Ken Blackwell but have been sort of disappointed by his recent TV appearances.

I saw that interview and really dont think he got "pwned" but I do think Hitchens comes off as a elitist snob as usual who sounded more learned.

Not that I don't doubt Mr Hitchens expertise on American history but he picks and chooses his facts during that discussion and it's a bummer Blackwell wasn't totally informed about those facts and had any good quality responses that counter his argument from Thomas Jefferson himself.

c'est la vie

17 posted on 05/01/2009 2:39:41 PM PDT by smith288 (Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrome with the government)
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To: smith288
"Met Mr Kasich when i was in 8th grade during my field trip to D.C.

Good grief. I feel really old now. When I went on my 8th grade trip, we met Howard Metzenbaum - and he was a junior Senator at the time.

18 posted on 05/01/2009 2:39:44 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey
He has always been one of my favorite pols. I thought he gave up on it though.
19 posted on 05/01/2009 2:41:44 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: smith288
'Not that I don't doubt Mr Hitchens expertise on American history but he picks and chooses his facts during that discussion and it's a bummer Blackwell wasn't totally informed about those facts and had any good quality responses that counter his argument from Thomas Jefferson himself.

Hitchens in a drunk and an obnoxious jerk, but it's difficult to question his intellect or debate skills. There aren't a lot of people that come off looking great when going one-on-one with Hitchens.

I must say that I was amused several weeks ago when Hitchens and some rapper almost came to blows on the Bill Maher show.

20 posted on 05/01/2009 2:43:20 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Rob Portman - former Congressman from OH-02 and former Bush White House official.


21 posted on 05/01/2009 2:46:07 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: exist

So, maybe it’s seriously a good thing that Ken Blackwell isn’t the present RNC Chair? Unfortunately, Michael Steele isn’t doing too well as RNC Chair, but I’m also seriously not so sure that any of the RNC Chair candidates would do well in this present “leftist dominated” political climate.


22 posted on 05/01/2009 2:47:57 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Big_Monkey
Good grief. I feel really old now. When I went on my 8th grade trip, we met Howard Metzenbaum - and he was a junior Senator at the time.

Well, im 32 next month so feel even older now. :P

23 posted on 05/01/2009 3:01:49 PM PDT by smith288 (Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrome with the government)
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To: Big_Monkey
Kasich, a GOP leader at the time, handed Clinton the assault weapons ban on a silver plater and took 42 Republican representatives with him. The bill won by 40 votes (and was opposed by 55 Democrats). John Kasich was responsible for the assault weapons ban, clear and simple. He also voted for Brady.

Broder's Wash. Post article descibing the RINO act

24 posted on 05/01/2009 3:02:02 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Big_Monkey

Kasich was the REAL leader of the 94 Revolution, not Newt the snewt.


25 posted on 05/01/2009 3:11:37 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.operationvalentine.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kent C
John Kasich was responsible for the assault weapons ban, clear and simple. He also voted for Brady.

Broder's Wash. Post article descibing the RINO act

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Thank you for the link! I never knew Kasich was involved with that sell out, and it turns out that he was the one who orchestrated it!!! The Republicans had successfully blocked the Assault Weapons Ban until Kasich negotiated a sellout with Leon Panetta. I once thought Kasich had presidential potential, but now I know that traitor is nothing but a pathetic fraud. I wouldn't vote for that turncoat Kasich for dogcatcher!

26 posted on 05/01/2009 3:15:20 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

:’)


27 posted on 05/01/2009 3:15:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

I’ve never trusted him. He’s too ‘sweet.’ Didn’t he have a friendship with Gary Condit around the time Chandra was murdered? I heard they were cruising buddies but don’t know how true that is.


28 posted on 05/01/2009 4:05:14 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Big_Monkey

Lunatic alert!


29 posted on 05/01/2009 4:05:58 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Big_Monkey
When I went on my 8th grade trip, we met Howard Metzenbaum - and he was a junior Senator at the time.

I got you beat. I grew up in Massachusetts. Guess who we met? Yep. Ted the Swimmah.

30 posted on 05/01/2009 4:21:14 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus
Me:John Kasich was responsible for the assault weapons ban, clear and simple. He also voted for Brady. Broder's Wash. Post article descibing the RINO act

Ronaldus: UNBELIEVABLE!!! Thank you for the link! I never knew Kasich was involved with that sell out, and it turns out that he was the one who orchestrated it!!! The Republicans had successfully blocked the Assault Weapons Ban until Kasich negotiated a sellout with Leon Panetta. I once thought Kasich had presidential potential, but now I know that traitor is nothing but a pathetic fraud.

That is exactly right. In the next election (after the ban) I sent a contribution to his opponent Cynthia Luccia? who was no doubt a socialist democrat, but I sent Kasich a copy of the letter I sent to her explaining my support. I'll never vote for him as governor (or anything else) here in Ohio. And note the subtitle of the article by Broder: "Bipartisanship pays off" - yeah, to whom?? This is a Classic bipartisanship result that Rush (and others who know) often talks about.

31 posted on 05/01/2009 4:56:00 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Big_Monkey; smith288

“Met Mr Kasich when i was in 8th grade during my field trip to D.C.”

“Good grief. I feel really old now. When I went on my 8th grade trip, we met Howard Metzenbaum - and he was a junior Senator at the time.”


Actually, between 1983 and 1995, Kasich was in Congress while Metzenbaum was the junior senator from OH (John Glenn was the senior senator), so, in theory, you could have been in the 8th grade at the same time. (Although I assume from later posts that you weren’t.)


32 posted on 05/01/2009 5:02:43 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Kent C

Kasich is running for Governor now so the issue is irrelevant. I don’t think he’s going to be signing any gun control bills in OH, do you?


33 posted on 05/01/2009 5:08:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
"Actually, between 1983 and 1995, Kasich was in Congress while Metzenbaum was the junior senator from OH

That's interesting. I didn't realize that Kasich had been in the House since '83. But, in any event, that was well after my 8th grade year :(

34 posted on 05/01/2009 5:09:08 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Kent C
Have you ever heard the phrase, "choose your battles carefully". As it stands, Strickland remains a popular (although some of that popularity has waned a bit) in a state that went comfortably for Obama. As others have pointed out, because of Taft and Noe, the GOP is more deeply damaged in Ohio than it even is nationally.

To my mind, I can't think of any OH politician that would stand even a remote possibility of beating Strickland - but Kasich presents a reasonable, even good opportunity to unseat the incumbent.

I would fully support you decision to not vote for Kasich based upon the Weapons Ban fiasco alone, but only if there was someone else with a shot of winning as great as Kasich's.

35 posted on 05/01/2009 5:14:59 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: hugorand

Kasich has my vote.

So did Blackwell.


36 posted on 05/01/2009 5:24:24 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Big_Monkey

video?


37 posted on 05/01/2009 5:24:25 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: mbraynard

I’ll do a little hunting and post in a bit.


38 posted on 05/01/2009 5:25:17 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: exist
Funny you cite that blog. Only minutes ago I was trying to remember the name of this crazy cool blog I came across a while back and then I see your post.

How serendipitous.

39 posted on 05/01/2009 5:25:32 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: mbraynard
The rappers name is Mos Def. It's clear from the video that he's just this side of retarded. Even Maher doesn't defend him.

He's trying to "understand" what makes Osama bin Laden, Al Queada and the Taliban such bad guys. Hitchens does his best to explain without just calling old Mos a moron.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKwziTJfMbg&feature=player_embedded

40 posted on 05/01/2009 5:31:14 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: mbraynard
Incidentally, my favorite part is when Def says to Hitchens,

"You don't have to cast my thought process into dispersion

Classic.

41 posted on 05/01/2009 5:37:36 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

I’m sure Kasich would appreciate your donations.

http://www.kasichforohio.com/


42 posted on 05/01/2009 5:48:35 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Big_Monkey
He's an honest and decent guy. He got out of DC before things went all screwy. He is an original anti-deficit guy, and the Penny-Kasich bill bears his name.

It would be hard to find any reason for even the most anal twits around here not get behind him 100%.

43 posted on 05/01/2009 5:52:38 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Kasich is running for Governor now so the issue is irrelevant.

His character isn't irrelevant. Not to me anyway. And it isn't like a governor wouldn't have an effect on the state gun laws. Since we've enacted CCW, there's been a few attempts to soften it and all have failed. I have no reason to believe that the gun control forces will just go away and Kasich has already proven he's 'negotiable'.

44 posted on 05/01/2009 6:01:49 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Big_Monkey

But isn’t he a supporter of illegal immigration?


45 posted on 05/01/2009 6:04:47 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: Theodore R.
"But isn’t he a supporter of illegal immigration?

I really don't know. But, as governor of Ohio, they'll only immigration issues he'll have to worry about are drunk Canadians at Put-in-Bay.

46 posted on 05/01/2009 6:06:04 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey
I would fully support you decision to not vote for Kasich based upon the Weapons Ban fiasco alone, but only if there was someone else with a shot of winning as great as Kasich's.

I played that game in the 2008 Prez election. As Jim Rob said in another thread - No More! I'll actively campaign against Kasich. I'm about as 'pragmatic' on this issue as some are on the pro-Life issue - iow, not pragmatic at all. Perhaps you'll understand that too. John Kasich (and his type) is exactly what's wrong with the Republican Party today.

47 posted on 05/01/2009 6:13:27 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Big_Monkey

Mark Steyn would be one of those rare people who would counter Hitchens to a standstill.


48 posted on 05/01/2009 7:25:29 PM PDT by princeofdarkness ("Obama Lied. Liberty, Morality, and Prosperity Died.")
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To: Big_Monkey

Love Kasich. Hope he does well.


49 posted on 05/01/2009 7:36:58 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Ronaldus Magnus; 383rr

Well, I see the so-called republicans in OheilO didn’t learn a thing from the last two elections. The country club repugs like Taft are still running things. Another RHINO who’ll ensure a dem landslide.


50 posted on 05/01/2009 7:38:35 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Stuck Between Barack and a Hard Place.)
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