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  •  An investment by the Obama... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...Campaign would do wonders for the state party. The Ohio dem party was a joke for decades until Kerry invested massive resources in 2004. That paved the foundation for the 2006 and 2008 wins. The party is still very competitive.  Prior to 2004, the party wasn't even viable outside of a few urban strongholds. A presidential campaign can do wondrs for a moribund party.


    by LordMike on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 09:24:57 AM PDT

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    •  That's silly. (1+ / 0-)
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      Between 2004 and 2006, the (Republican) governor of Ohio was convicted of misdemeanor charges for not disclosing gifts from lobbyists; the Coingate/Tom Noe scandal sent the governor's chief of staff to jail and cast a pall over large chunks of the Republican statehouse; and GOP Rep. Bob Ney pled guilty to taking bribes from Jack Abramahoff. There was a massive downtick in Republican popularity, with Gov. Bob Taft basically being loathed by the time he left office.

      Ohio went for Bush over Gore 52-48, and by 2006 the bloom was off Bush's rose. In a cherry red state, a party might be capable of seeming that corrupt and bumbling, but Ohio is reddish purple.

    •  It was kinda temporary though (0+ / 0-)

      Ohio certainly flipped back quickly at the state/local level, and the only bench we have is those who lost in 2010, which if they don't win next cycle, puts us back to 2002.

      Obama is not going to help AZ unless Cain is the nominee, and even then why would Arizonans love them some Obama?  At the end of the day though, AZ is immaterial in the Pres race since Obama winning/losing it probably won't determine anything.  his presences and/or Brewer's actions will still leave AZ in GOP control at the state local loevel.

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