Skip to comments.As U.S. recession bites, Ohio hopes fade for Obama
Posted on 07/30/2009 8:06:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - Hope and jobs are in short supply in Ohio eight months after President Barack Obama won the recession-battered state in the 2008 election with promises of a better future.
"People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that's why they voted for Obama," said Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor on his way to breakfast on the outskirts of Toledo.
"I've nothing against Obama personally, but he's new to the job and 'hope' won't fix this mess."
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What can I say? Obviously these are some of the people who sent money to the deposed king’s daughter in Nigeria...
He did no such thing.
In fairness to Obama, our problems here in Ohio have much more to do with our state and local gvts than they do with the fed.
Ooops. Funny thing about the internet, old promises, old pictures, and old data, no matter how inconvenient, never go away.
They never paid atention to, of all people Hillary, when she very clearly told them “all he has ever done was give a speech!”
I know that Toledo’s hurting bad for want of jobs. My Mom has been driving school bus for the Sylvania City/Twp for the last 36 years, had retired once, and was recalled back when the new drivers on the roll weren’t cutting the mustard. She’s been telling me that anyone that wants to go to Toledo, thinking they’ll be able to find a cheap house and a job to pay for it has a real dissapointment comming to them. If she didn’t have a steady job right now, she would have probably left there, stayed retired and come live closer to me, although NJ isn’t in any better shape....
She doesn’t think too much of Obambalamba either....
and you all believed his BS
“People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that’s why they voted for Obama”
Makes me think that maybe people do wind up with the government they deserve.
“Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor” 55 and reired huh well then Jeff then YOU are part of the problem in this coutry.
IIRC, joblessess in Ohio ranges from 7.5% in one county to over 17% in at least one other.
Think about it: coal, support for Detroit’s auto industry (businesses, actual plants, etc), boating businesses on the north of the state (realllly hurting).
“People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that’s why they voted for Obama,” said Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor on his way to breakfast on the outskirts of Toledo.”
that’s why they buy lotto tickets, too...you had the same odds that this Mutt was gonna help you out...how’s that hopey-changey thing lookin now?
Yep. Even then, he was reading remarks prepared by another off of a Teleprompter. He is really one big nothingburger and more and more people are seeing that every day. Unfortunately, we will all suffer as a result of these idiots that voted for the empty suit.
Guessin' ya shoulda thunk of that back about November 4th...
They allowed themselves to be taken in by the empty suit. And even despite all the doom and gloom, he won OH by only about 51-48. The margins were also narrow in FL, NC, and IN. A shift of just a couple of percentage points in those states and the great savior’s margin in the electoral college would have been much smaller.
So true. McCain could have won, however, the Pet Rock voters that wanted something new and shiny, bolstered by the lies and cover-up by the media, just numbered too many.
and they have the nerve to knock Sarah Palin...All these brilliant, Harvard elites....they’re destroying our country.