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  • Can Mitt seize Ohio opportunity?

    08/19/2012 10:54:23 AM PDT · by NCjim · 43 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 18, 2012 | Salena Zito
    Seventy-plus men walked out of the ground, overalls and hardhats covered in coal dust, and onto the risers of a stage built for a Mitt Romney speech. To onlookers, mostly press and staffers, the image was stunning. To the 2,600 family members gathered in the gravel parking lot or under tents, eating hot dogs and drinking pop, it was a moment of immense pride. This is what we do, said Tim Wiles: “We make things. We provide energy for the state, food for our families, and businesses are sustained around the county because they make money from us.” The 54-year-old...
  • Wow! Hundreds of Ohio Coal Miners Stand in Line for Mitt Romney

    08/19/2012 5:54:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/19/12 | Jim Hoft
    Hundreds of coal miners and their families stand in line while waiting to attend a rally at the Century Mine near Beallsville, Ohio, for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
  • Voters Want a Champion

    08/19/2012 4:25:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 19, 2012 | Salena Zito
    BEALLSVILLE, Ohio – Seventy-plus men walked out of the ground, overalls and hardhats covered in coal dust, and onto the risers of a stage built for a Mitt Romney speech. To onlookers, mostly press and staffers, the image was stunning. To the 2,600 family members gathered in the gravel parking lot or under tents, eating hotdogs and drinking pop, it was a moment of immense pride. This is what we do, said Tim Wiles: “We make things. We provide energy for the state, food for our families, and businesses are sustained around the county because they make money from...
  • Paul Ryan in Ohio just now: “As Joe Biden might say, it’s great to be here in Nevada!”

    08/16/2012 9:12:10 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/16/12 | Chris Moody
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  • Swing state poll: After picking Ryan, Romney now leads in Ohio, Virginia — and Florida

    08/15/2012 2:33:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUGUST 14, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Guy Benson, no self-respecting eeyore would leave a headline as rosy as the above unchecked, so here’s me checking it right off the bat. According to Gallup’s tracker, Romney’s gotten almost no bounce from the Ryan pick — yet. They’ve seen a bit of movement in the last two days, so there may be a “delayed bounce” coming, but little in the two days before that. In fact, here’s Nate Silver scanning across the dial: Romney's Ryan bounce across 11 polls thus far: +5, +5, +2, +2, +2, 0, 0, 0, -2, -2, -2. So, take your pick. +0.9...
  • LIVE Paul Ryan Speaks at Alma Mater Miami University, Ohio

    08/15/2012 3:03:23 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 63 replies
    Live video of Paul Ryan speaking live at 6:00pm EST. Just reported at least 6,000 people in crowd.
  • Poll: Romney posts gains in swing states [Florida, Ohio and Virginia]

    08/15/2012 2:34:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies ^ | 8/15/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney has posted gains in the 12 swing states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election, according to a Purple Insights poll released Wednesday. The new poll shows Romney with small leads in three of the biggest swing states on the map — Florida, Ohio and Virginia. Those three states have a total of 60 electoral votes. The poll was taken after Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate. “Taken as a whole, these data indicate a small bump in the immediate aftermath of the [Paul] Ryan [vice presidential] announcement,” the...
  • Paul Ryan Propels The Romney Ticket To Leads In Crucial Virginia And Ohio

    08/15/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 15, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Although the most recent Gallup poll didn't find any "immediate bump" nationally from the addition of Paul Ryan to Mitt Romney's presidential ticket, a new Purple Strategies survey finds that Ryan helped contribute to a decent upward swing in two crucial battleground states over the past month. The Romney-Ryan ticket now leads President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the key swing states of Virginia and Ohio, which each saw 5-point swings in the last month. Romney-Ryan lead 46 to 44 percent in Ohio and 48 to 45 percent in Virginia. Combined, the two states account for 31...
  • Rasmussen: Ohio likely voters favorable toward Ryan, 51/39

    08/14/2012 12:47:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The immediate conventional wisdom from the media in the wake of Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as running mate was that Ryan might make Wisconsin more competitive, but would cost Romney in Ohio and Florida. Rasmussen polled likely voters in Ohio for their initial impression of Paul Ryan and his impact on the ticket, and found that Ryan doesn’t do any damage to Romney — and may boost his chances of retaking this key state for the GOP: Early reactions to Mitt Romney’s new running mate are modestly positive in Ohio.Fifty-one percent (51%) have a favorable opinion of the...
  • Election 2012: Ohio President - Ohio: Obama 45%, Romney 45%

    08/14/2012 12:54:59 PM PDT · by PrinceOfCups · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 8/14/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Rasmussen Reports’ latest look at the presidential race in Ohio shows President Obama and Mitt Romney running dead even at 45% each. A new telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds that six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on August 13, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin...
  • Rasmussen: Ohio: 51% Have Favorable Opinion of Paul Ryan

    08/14/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 8 replies
    Early reactions to Mitt Romney’s new running mate are modestly positive in Ohio. Fifty-one percent (51%) have a favorable opinion of the GOP’s Vice Presidential running mate. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Ohio finds that 39% have an unfavorable view. Those figures include 33% with a Very Favorable opinion and 24% with a Very Unfavorable view...
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro goes out on a limb with political donation

    08/09/2012 3:23:34 PM PDT · by BRL · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | T.W. Farnam
    In an election year filled with secret campaign money, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has made the unlikely choice to go public with a big political donation. The Ohio-based company, familiar as the producer of a ubiquitous plant fertilizer, is now a political player, donating $200,000 in June to the Restore Our Future super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
  • Deli owner wants store removed from Obama ad

    08/09/2012 8:39:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico ^ | 8/9/12 | BYRON TAU
    A Cincinnati woman wants footage of her business removed from one of President Obama's campaign ads. "I’ve been put into a position I didn’t ask for," Debra Krause-McDonnell told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I’m a little angry." She's not willing to let her business be a political prop for either side, however — saying she would be just as upset if her store were in a Romney ad.
  • New TV ad to attack Obama, Geithner on lost Delphi pensions [VIDEO]

    08/07/2012 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/7/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A new video advertisement from conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring features the stories of several Delphi salaried retirees, who lost their pensions at the hand of the Secretary Tim Geithner’s Department of Treasury. “I would ask President Obama why I had no rights and he had all the rights to take my pension away and never ever look back and say not only did I take it from Mary Miller, but I took it from 20,000 other people and their families,” one Delphi salaried retiree, Mary Miller, says in the ad. “It’s made life pretty rough. I’ve really struggled...
  • Obama Campaign Admits Lawsuit Targets Ohio Military Voters To Equalize Vote

    08/07/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 7, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Senior Obama Campaign official David Axelrod, admitted Sunday, August 5th on Fox News that Ohio military voters who are allowed early voting was indeed the target of the lawsuit filed against the state of Ohio. He incorrectly claimed that military early voting was an exception, which must be corrected, so that all Ohio voters can have the right to vote early. As Ohio democrats and the Obama campaign were targeting the military overseas voters and lambasting the Ohio state legislature and the Secretary of State for engaging in alleged discriminatory practices, they conveniently avoided mentioning that federal law protects early...
  • Mine Succumbs To Obama's War On Coal, Ohio

    08/02/2012 5:09:05 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 2, 2012
    Politics: As he flies into an Ohio air base that budget cuts will close, the president won't also be visiting an Ohio coal-mining operation shut down by his policies. Hey, isn't he trying to win that state? As Air Force One touched down Wednesday in Mansfield, Ohio, President Obama found himself at the site of one of the possible casualties of his defense cuts — the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard. It employs more than 200 airmen and more than 550 part-time employees. Despite administration denials, the 179th Airlift Wing may be doomed. It was targeted...
  • Rep. Steve LaTourette to retire from Congress, sources say

    07/30/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Typelouder · 51 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/30/12 | Sabrina Eaton
    Longtime Republican congressman Steve LaTourette of Bainbridge Township will announce his retirement from Congress tomorrow, according to GOP sources in Ohio and Washington, D.C.
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me’—Obama Uses First-Person Pronoun 117 Times in 1 Speech

    07/09/2012 4:18:13 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 5 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | July 6, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking in Sandusky, Ohio on July 5, President Barack Obama used the first-person pronouns “I” and “me” a combined 117 times in a speech that lasted about 25 minutes and 32 seconds. Obama used “I” 98 times and “me” 19 times, according to a transcript of the speech posted by the White House. A videotape of the speech posted on YouTube shows that Obama spoke for about 25-and-a-half minutes. During this speech, Obama used “I” or “me” approximately once every 13.09 seconds.
  • President Obama finds his voice on the road

    07/06/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times, ^ | July 6, 2012 | Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
    He polishes his stump speech on his bus tour and personalizes it to each cheering crowd — but how it will play beyond such friendly forums is unclear.POLAND, Ohio —President Obama refined his stump speech using an old-fashioned method this week — by giving it over and over again, buffing and polishing it before different crowds on a multicity tour.By Friday morning's campaign rally, the president was joshing with his audience, drawing individual crowd members into his remarks and building up to the swell of cheering on which he likes to end.The question now is whether the message will resonate...
  • Clash breaks out at GOP rally supporting Mitt Romney in Parma (video, photo gallery)

    07/05/2012 9:36:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 5 July 2012 | Brandon Blackwell
    PARMA, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sent two GOP heavyweights to northern Ohio Thursday to beat President Barack Obama's similar bus tour to the punch. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, traveling on Romney's campaign bus, stopped at Parma's Kentown Plaza to emphasize what they say is a gap between what Obama has promised and what he has delivered. But a physical clash between Romney supporters and protesters overshadowed the Parma campaign stop by the prominent pair, who are often mentioned as possible running mates for Romney. The quarrel broke out as soon as...
  • Has Romney Already Chosen Portman for VP?

    07/05/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 57 replies
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s search for a running mate is allegedly entering its final phase, and establishment Republican Ohio Senator Rob Portman is believed to be at the top of the list. Portman has campaigned repeatedly with Romney, and he is flying to New Hampshire this week — where the Romney family is vacationing — to appear at a Republican fund-raiser. Portman continues to garner plaudits from the establishment media, but most importantly, he is the clear favorite of many establishment Republican insiders. As The New York Times observed, “he [Portman] is among a select breed of politicians...
  • Purple Poll: Romney Leads in OH and FL (O leads CO and VA)

    06/07/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT · by tellw · 25 replies
    Purple Strategies ^ | Purple Strategies
    CO: Obama: 48% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% VA: Obama: 49% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% OH: Obama: 45% Romney: 48% Not sure: 8% FL: Obama: 45% Romney: 49% Not sure: 6% The PurplePoll is fielded and analyzed by Purple Insights, the research division of Purple Strategies, the bipartisan public affairs firm. Fielded 5/31-6/5, using automated telephone interviews and RDD sample. Total weighted N size=2000 likely voters, margin of error +/-2.2. Each regional and state-level sample has margins of error of +/-4.0. Sample size for OH, FL, VA and CO is 600.
  • Romney takes lead in Ohio : Rasmussen Romney 46%, Obama 44%

    05/31/2012 6:18:14 AM PDT · by sunmars · 64 replies
    Mitt Romney has inched ahead of President Obama in Ohio, taking the lead in the key battleground state after the president has led there for several months. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 46% support to Obama’s 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided.
  • Polls: Obama leads Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia

    05/24/2012 7:14:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | Holly Bailey
    President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, according to new polls of the key 2012 swing states, although Obama's advantage has narrowed in recent months. Obama has inched ahead of Romney 48 percent to 44 percent in both Florida and Virginia, according to three new NBC News/Marist polls. In Ohio, the president has a 6-point advantage over Romney, leading his Republican rival 48 percent to 42 percent among registered voters in the state. (The polls have a plus or minus 3 percent margin of error.)
  • [Homosexual agenda] Lobbyist named new GOP director [OH Romney Republicanism]

    05/23/2012 6:23:30 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday May 23, 2012 | Joe Vardon
    As far as Ohio is concerned, Matt Borges is a lobbyist for Equality Ohio, founded in 2005 by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists after Ohio voters’ passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. He’s also the new executive director of the Ohio Republican Party. Borges, recently named to his role by Ohio GOP Chairman Robert T. Bennett, said he will take a leave of absence from the Columbus lobbying firm Roetzel & Andress through the end of the year and will resign as a lobbyist registered with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.
  • Does Portman Have the Edge in VP Sweepstakes?

    05/23/2012 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 23, 2012 | Erin McPike
    Rob Portman has been preparing for this for years. Although the Ohio senator offers the standard line that he doesn't expect to be picked as Mitt Romney's running mate, the trajectory of his career and his political conduct in Washington have made nearly everyone in politics almost certain that he’ll be plucked for this year's Republican presidential ticket. Bob Paduchik, a veteran consultant who ran George W. Bush’s re-election effort in Ohio as well as Portman’s Senate campaign in 2010, bottom-lined it: “Rob Portman is uniquely qualified to do the job on Day One. I can’t think of another candidate...
  • Obama still tops Romney by seven in Ohio

    05/08/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 13 replies
    PPP ^ | 5/8/2012 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – When PPP last polled Ohio a little over four months ago, Mitt Romney trailed President Obama by seven points. He has not made up any ground since, and the apparent establishment choice for his running mate, the state’s freshman Sen. Rob Portman, would not help him to catch up much.
  • Voters Back Away From Santorum In Ohio

    03/06/2012 1:59:32 PM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 133 replies
    TRIB Live News ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Salena Zito,
    In the days leading to Super Tuesday contests, Rick Santorum stepped away from social issues and bombastic speeches while barnstorming Ohio to recast himself as the underdog whose blue-collar roots would stay true to American values. Yet the former senator from Pennsylvania lost ground, slipping to a near dead heat with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Ohio, the key state among 10 in which voters will cast ballots today, pollsters said. "I thought his message has become so unclear on who he is or what he stands for that I am losing confidence on his ability to win the...
  • Rick Santorum Plays Hard To Conservative Base In Ohio

    02/18/2012 11:13:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 18, 2012 | Mitchell Landsberg and Seema Mehta
    Rick Santorum Plays Hard To Conservative Base In Ohio He takes shots at Republican rival Mitt Romney and President Obama, and refers to public schools as 'factories.' Mitchell Landsberg and Seema Mehta February 19, 2012 — As he bounded from one cheering throng to the next in the battleground state of Ohio, Rick Santorum roused his conservative base Saturday with ideas not often heard in mainstream American politics. His audiences — Christian conservatives, tea party activists and other right-leaning Republicans — loved it. Speaking to the Ohio Christian Alliance, Santorum went so far as to refer to public schools as...
  • Gingrich Polling Third in Ohio (@ 20% ; "50% of Voters Say They Could Still Change Their Minds")

    02/15/2012 9:15:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Atlanta Political Buzz Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Ewa Kochanska
    According to the Quinnipiac University poll released today, in the state that the Atlanta GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said he could win - Ohio, he is trailing behind two of his Republican challengers former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, attracting just 20% of the vote. -snip- The Quinnipiac survey finds Santorum leading with 36%, Romney second with 29%, Gingrich third with 20% and Texas Congressman Ron Paul last with 9%. However, 50% of the voters say they could still change their minds. -snip- Gingrich campaigned in Ohio for a few days last week with...
  • Battleground: Ohio

    10/25/2011 9:01:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Michelle ^ | October 25,2011 | Michelle Malkin
    This is the website for Building a Better Ohio, the Yes on Issue 2 campaign. Fiscal reform activists have been targeted and intimidated just like they were in Wisconsin. But they are standing tall: Issue 2 is about reasonable reforms that give our local governments the flexibility to manage their budgets and avoid the tax hikes, cutbacks, and layoffs that we’ve seen across Ohio for years. But despite such a reasonable position, there are many across Ohio that are nervous about publicly stating their support for Issue 2. And we can’t blame them. We Are Ohio’s campaign has outspent ours...
  • Unsettled Battleground

    09/25/2011 5:56:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | September 25, 2011 | Salena Zito
    HILLSBORO, Ohio – From the two-lane Simon Kenton Bridge at the Kentucky border to the steep curves past farms and river towns, U.S. Route 62 reminds you that Ohio is a battleground. Since the pioneering days of Kenton and his friend, Daniel Boone, and Ohio’s bloodless war with Michigan over a poorly drawn border, someone has always wanted to claim the state. Today, it’s her electoral votes. “We matter … as much as we did the day my great-grandfather scouted what was then the Far West,” said Jay Noble of Norwood, a fifth-generation descendent of the legendary Kenton. Ohio has...
  • Tea Partier challenges Boehner for House seat

    09/17/2011 11:11:41 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 238 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 17, 2011 1:35 PM | Staff
    CBS/AP) CINCINNATI — A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in the 2012 Republican primary. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that David Lewis announced his candidacy on Friday. Lewis, 26, is the father of a 2-year-old girl, and says he plans to run on a single issue — Boehner's support of a federal budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood, which he calls "the largest killer of unborn babies in America." Lewis told the newspaper he plans to run graphic...
  • GOP says Joe the Plumber may challenge Kaptur in '12

    08/25/2011 10:31:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/24/2011 | TONY COOK
    Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, is considering a run against U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur in 2012, according to Republican Party sources. Jon Stainbrook, chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party, said there is "high-level interest in the national Republican Party" in a potential Wurzelbacher candidacy. "We are encouraging Joe to run," Mr. Stainbrook said. "He hasn't made any official decision yet." Chris Maloney, spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, said a candidate like Mr. Wurzelbacher would have strong fund-raising capabilities thanks to national recognition he received during the 2008 presidential campaign, but added such star power would...
  • Former Marine Running for U.S. Senate from Ohio

    06/27/2011 10:46:50 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 13 replies
    Dear Fellow Conservatives: I am very proud to announce the endorsement of State Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate in Ohio. This is the first Senate Conservatives Fund endorsement for the 2012 elections, and we're launching an all-out SCF Surge to raise $100,000 for Josh Mandel's campaign before the end of the week. Please make a contribution today so he can defeat U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the most liberal politician in the Senate. Support Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate in Ohio In the Republican primary race, Josh Mandel is the candidate favored by the grassroots. SCF members in Ohio...
  • 6 Ohio congressmen sleep in their D.C. offices

    06/20/2011 7:38:14 AM PDT · by flutters · 36 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 20, 2011 | Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON - Forget voting schedules or committee schedules. Rep. Steve Stivers has the real schedule of the U.S. House of Representatives down to a science. The gym opens at 5:30 a.m. The cafeteria opens at 7:30 a.m. The Columbus Republican should have the schedule memorized - he is one of at least six members of Ohio's U.S. House delegation who sleep in their offices when they're in Washington. A quick poll of Ohio House members finds that at least a third of Ohio's House delegation - Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Cincinnati, Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, Bill Johnson, R-Marietta,...
  • Early Polling Shows Long, Tough Battle for Sherrod Brown (Ohio Dem Senator)

    12/17/2010 9:11:22 AM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Ohio Daily ('Blue Colored State') ^ | 12/16/2010 | Anthony Fossaceca
    With the election a lifetime away (23 months to be exact), Public Policy Polling released the first, post-mid-term snapshot of how Ohio views Senator Sherrod Brown and some possible opponents for his re-election in 2012. The poll, taken over the last week, shows some troubling, but very, very early warning signs for the man who will become Ohio's Senior Senator following the retirement of George Voinovich next month. In the first head-to-head match-ups, Brown does rather poorly against a number of would-be challengers. He and Attorney General-elect Mike DeWine are tied at 43% in what would be a rematch of...
  • Kasich Victory In Ohio Offers Blueprint for Beating Obama In 2012

    11/04/2010 7:38:39 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 4, 2012 | Van Hipp
    Still, with all due respect to the field of this week's victors, the storyline of one winner stands above the rest: John Kasich is the governor-elect of Ohio. But more telling than just his win is how he did it: by withstanding an Obama onslaught; turning back liberal fear attacks with a message of hope; and offering a leaner, more efficient alternative to big government run amuck. In short, if Barack Obama's spend and tax presidency for the past two years is a question, John Kasich emerged Tuesday night as the logical answer. Kasich took the president's best shot -...
  • Editorial: For governor Kasich is candidate most likely to set Ohio on a better course

    10/10/2010 6:44:36 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 6 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2010 | Editorial Staff
    Editorial: For governor Kasich is candidate most likely to set Ohio on a better course Sunday, October 10, 2010 03:00 AM The Columbus Dispatch As Ohio copes with economic stagnation, unemployment of 10.1 percent and a looming $8 billion shortfall in the state budget, it needs a resolute leader in the governor's office. While Gov. Ted Strickland is admirable in many respects, leadership and executive ability have not been his strong suits. Therefore, The Dispatch endorses Republican John Kasich for governor. Ohio's budget is facing a crisis unlike any in memory. A deficit of such magnitude speaks to the failure...