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Strickland says Obama "lacks substance"
NY times ^ | 08/17/2008 | NY times

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at ohiogop.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; elections; nobama08; obama; ohio; politics; qbama; strickland
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Sounds like the choirs of angels are off key in Ohio with less than 100 days to go. We can only there is more of this to come.
1 posted on 08/18/2008 8:33:51 PM PDT by hford02
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To: hford02

“Substance” is the politically correct term for “gray matter.”


2 posted on 08/18/2008 8:36:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: hford02

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.


3 posted on 08/18/2008 8:36:49 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: hford02

Apparently, the Obama camp has told Strickland he will NOT be VEEP.


4 posted on 08/18/2008 8:38:27 PM PDT by no dems ("Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice...." Barry Goldwater)
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To: hford02

You're a slacker Obama!

5 posted on 08/18/2008 8:38:40 PM PDT by DouglasKC (Will anyone get the reference?)
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To: hford02
Ohio is a must win for him. Take Ohio out of the Dem column and the formula for their success is course-level mathematics that the hollow one never achieved.
6 posted on 08/18/2008 8:42:01 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: no dems

Actually, Strickland emphatically said he would NOT be Obama’s VP.


7 posted on 08/18/2008 8:44:48 PM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“Substance” is the politically correct term for “gray matter.”

But he's got plenty of NUANCE!!!

8 posted on 08/18/2008 8:45:47 PM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"“Substance” is the politically correct term for “gray matter.”

For the Obambi...it's that sand in the gears between the ears.

9 posted on 08/18/2008 8:46:26 PM PDT by spokeshave (Hey GOP...NO money till border closed and criminal illegals deported and the drilling starts.)
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To: hford02
I read that Gov. Strickland signed some major piece of legislation in Ohio that expands gun rights in the state. Even though he is pro-abortion, how does he stand on other issues? Is he more middle-of-the-road or is he another flaming liberal?
10 posted on 08/18/2008 8:46:57 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: hford02

>>”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.


11 posted on 08/18/2008 8:47:11 PM PDT by max americana
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You rang?


12 posted on 08/18/2008 8:47:12 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: hford02

Another one goes under the bus...


13 posted on 08/18/2008 8:47:19 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I doubled the pressure in my Obamas, now my fuel gauge runs backwards and my tank is overflowing!)
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To: Graymatter

ROTFL!!!! Sorry man.


14 posted on 08/18/2008 8:48:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: hford02

Sure would be interesting if Hillary received the majority vote at the convention.


15 posted on 08/18/2008 8:50:36 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: hford02

I hear Pakistan needs a President and Obama Hussein is even a crypto-muslim, sounds like a match made in hell.


16 posted on 08/18/2008 8:53:53 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: hford02

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.


17 posted on 08/18/2008 8:55:55 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a check!")
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To: RockinRight

Guess Strickland isn’t totally stupid.


18 posted on 08/18/2008 8:57:18 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: hford02
Oh, now???? Oh, Now?
19 posted on 08/18/2008 8:57:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

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!”


20 posted on 08/18/2008 8:58:04 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Maelstorm

But, Obama sure has the aging, pissed off, hate-America radical underground militant vote locked.


21 posted on 08/18/2008 8:58:21 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: pnh102

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.


22 posted on 08/18/2008 8:59:13 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Probably better than plan “B” — unfortunate plane crash or a strange infection picked up while on recent vacation.


23 posted on 08/18/2008 9:00:43 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: hford02

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.


24 posted on 08/18/2008 9:01:48 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Maelstorm
Republicans have historically closed well picking up the bulk of late deciders.

yes, and this used to bug me when i was a Democrat!

25 posted on 08/18/2008 9:02:47 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: SkyDancer
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26 posted on 08/18/2008 9:03:31 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: lesser_satan
Love It - posted it to my Photobucket page ... here's one back. Janey Half White
27 posted on 08/18/2008 9:06:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: hford02
"Gov. Ted Strickland has endorsed Clinton and is actively campaigning for her in Ohio, saying last week that he thinks Clinton is by far the more experienced candidate"

I don't like the Hill but I can't disagree with this statement.

28 posted on 08/18/2008 9:06:58 PM PDT by BBell
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To: SkyDancer
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29 posted on 08/18/2008 9:09:05 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: All

Looks like Strickland is off Obama’s possible VP list. LOL


30 posted on 08/18/2008 9:09:24 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: pnh102

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.


31 posted on 08/18/2008 9:09:27 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: latina4dubya

So the tequila set your free? (From your previous party affiliation, that is.)


32 posted on 08/18/2008 9:09:45 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: hford02

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


33 posted on 08/18/2008 9:11:45 PM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: latina4dubya

Well welcome to the party! What made you switch?


34 posted on 08/18/2008 9:12:30 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: hford02
Energy policy, I guess Strickland missed the whole tire gage thing
35 posted on 08/18/2008 9:12:31 PM PDT by donkey slayer
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To: JRios1968
Another one goes under the bus...


36 posted on 08/18/2008 9:12:58 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: JRios1968

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?


37 posted on 08/18/2008 9:13:21 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: lesser_satan

LOL. I loves the cowbell.


38 posted on 08/18/2008 9:14:11 PM PDT by COgamer (I)
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To: pepperhead

setting himself up for 2012


39 posted on 08/18/2008 9:14:47 PM PDT by conservativefromGa
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To: RockinRight

Actually, Strickland emphatically said he would NOT be Obama’s 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.


40 posted on 08/18/2008 9:15:49 PM PDT by oust the louse (NOT voting this November is a vote for Barack Hussein Obama....think about that.)
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To: hford02
Well, yeah but Obama is everything the democrats want in a presidential candidate, a post 9/11 candidate.

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.

41 posted on 08/18/2008 9:16:29 PM PDT by atc23
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To: COgamer; SkyDancer
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42 posted on 08/18/2008 9:16:49 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: pnh102

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.


43 posted on 08/18/2008 9:18:26 PM PDT by madison10
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To: lesser_satan

LOL!


44 posted on 08/18/2008 9:18:27 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: lesser_satan

You gotta put this on a T-Shirt.


45 posted on 08/18/2008 9:19:07 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: COgamer

46 posted on 08/18/2008 9:21:45 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: pepperhead

That bus doesn’t look eco-friendly


47 posted on 08/18/2008 9:21:46 PM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: no dems
Apparently, the Obama camp has told Strickland he will NOT be VEEP.

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.

48 posted on 08/18/2008 9:21:57 PM PDT by Hoodat (Obama's only connection to the descendants of American Slaves is that his muslim ancestors sold them)
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To: lesser_satan

lOVEIT ... posted it to my photobucket page ....


49 posted on 08/18/2008 9:23:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: lesser_satan

best one yet!


50 posted on 08/18/2008 9:23:52 PM PDT by EDINVA
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