Skip to comments.Strickland says Obama "lacks substance"
Posted on 08/18/2008 8:33:49 PM PDT by hford02
Strickland Says Obama Lacks Substance on Economy Sunday, August 17, 2008 COLUMBUS - Just days after lowering expectations on his ability to deliver Ohio for Barack Obama, Gov. Ted Strickland renewed criticism today over the lack of substance coming from his party's presumptive nominee.
"I particularly hope he strengthens his economic message - even Senator Obama can speak more clearly and specifically about the kitchen-table, bread-and-butter issues like high energy costs," said Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio. "It's fine to tell people about hope and change, but you have to have plenty of concrete, pragmatic ideas that bring hope and change to life."
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“Substance” is the politically correct term for “gray matter.”
Since McCain is going to announce his VP choice in Ohio on his birthday, maybe Gov. Strickland will be his running mate choice since Strickland doesn’t like Obama.
Apparently, the Obama camp has told Strickland he will NOT be VEEP.
You're a slacker Obama!
Actually, Strickland emphatically said he would NOT be Obama’s VP.
But he's got plenty of NUANCE!!!
For the Obambi...it's that sand in the gears between the ears.
>>”It’s fine to tell people about hope and change, but you have to have plenty of concrete, pragmatic ideas that bring hope and change to life.”<
Hmmm, Strickland is starting sound like a Lieberman. That’s a no-no.
Another one goes under the bus...
ROTFL!!!! Sorry man.
Sure would be interesting if Hillary received the majority vote at the convention.
I hear Pakistan needs a President and Obama Hussein is even a crypto-muslim, sounds like a match made in hell.
I think Strickland knows the writing is on the wall. Obama is going to be a very hard sell in Ohio. The untold story in Ohio is the latest polls show him only getting 80% of the black vote. Now that is a problem for him. He is also not getting the older white woman vote. He is under performing and it is likely to get worse in the long run regardless of what he does at the convention. I don’t like to count chickens before they hatch but this is starting to have the feeling of a landslide for McCain. Republicans have historically closed well picking up the bulk of late deciders. If Obama does see a huge boost coming out of his convention he is going to have a huge problem.
Guess Strickland isn’t totally stupid.
Sure would be interesting if just after Obama irrevocably committed to the idea of having her name put into nomination - a bomb (with her fingerprints all over it) drops on Obama’s reputation, leaving pragmatic Democrats only one place to turn. Then, Hillary gets to walk to the podium like the surprise audience member who Johnny Olsen calls to “Come on down!”
But, Obama sure has the aging, pissed off, hate-America radical underground militant vote locked.
Strickland is a democrat, but he retains the common-sense and roots from his rural Ohio (where I am right now) upbringing. He’s also a pretty good politician and, so far, governor. He has supported gun rights and smoker’s rights, among other conservative-like issues. He clearly seems to be in touch, a lot of the time, with “...the native values of rural life.” We in Ohio could do worse, and have done so.
Probably better than plan “B” — unfortunate plane crash or a strange infection picked up while on recent vacation.
I’m telling you, folks, Ohio goes in McCain’s win column this November. Many of our state’s leading Dems will not support Obama. (Some even for — get this — racist reasons.) Ohioans know an empty suit when they see one.
yes, and this used to bug me when i was a Democrat!
I don't like the Hill but I can't disagree with this statement.
Looks like Strickland is off Obama’s possible VP list. LOL
Barry Hussein needs to lose by a large margin, that way the more intelligent Democrat leaders will know that candidates too far to the left will not win. They are under the impression that the America-hating, 9/11 “truthers” are all that is out there. It may be that there are a limited number of Marxists outside of American universities, Hollywood and certain websites.
So the tequila set your free? (From your previous party affiliation, that is.)
Why do you think he nominated that Bayh or Beyh guy? It just sounds like one of those duos that will be forgotten 10 years from now
Well welcome to the party! What made you switch?
Yes, another UTB (under the bus), but this is a governor who is expected to turn out the vote state wide using the party apparatus.
No offense to grandma and Rev. Wright, but this time the crack is in the party, not the family/friends.
Something is going on in those closely held, expensive, but more accurate poll numbers. Gov. Strickland has heard about that and is acting accordingly.
What else would explain such a public split?
LOL. I loves the cowbell.
setting himself up for 2012
Actually, Strickland emphatically said he would NOT be Obamas VP.
He’s taking the bullet NOW for Hillary when they nominate her as the Dem candidate.....the wheels are in motion for a cat fight in Denver.
He's a black separatist, a street agitator, an Alinsky acolyte and he's just enough of a Muslim to salve the sheeple who demanded to know “Why don't they Like Us?” after 20 muzzies from Saudi Arabia stole a few passenger jets and ran them into the WTC, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA - killing a lot of relatively helpless air passengers, cops, firemen and office workers.
He's the perfect candidate for the typical liberal who views the world through their prism of childlike hand wringing and feet stamping - demanding that the United States finally gets what's coming to it. You cannot carry on a rational discourse with a liberal because they are pathologically illogical. Liberalism is a mental disorder. Liberalism is a disease in the truest sense of the word.
As a Michigander living on the border, I can say that Gov. Strickland is not bad for a Democrat. There are some good decisions coming out of Columbus...better than Taft.
You gotta put this on a T-Shirt.
That bus doesn’t look eco-friendly
Actually, it was the Strickland camp that told Obama he will not get Strickland as his VP. I believe Strickland is saving himself for Hillary.
lOVEIT ... posted it to my photobucket page ....
best one yet!
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