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  •  Hey, this is MY quest! (10+ / 0-)
    Strickland for governor! Strickland for governor!  Let's elect him by 30-40% of the vote and send a message to the GOP that we're mad as hell and we ain't gonna take it anymore.

    Sorry, but my single-minded focus ever since I heard that Kathy Harris Blackwell was running for governor was to prevent that from happening.

    I don't care about the amount of stock. The fact remains is that the very name "Diebold" has become a symbol of election corruption, much as "Clear Channel" has become a symbol of everything people hate about the radio and concert business so they've been trying to change their name right and left over the past year or two. Any money manager that had two brain cells would have known that even ONE share of Diebold in Kenny/Kathy's portfolio would create a problem.

    I'm also interested in how, Kenny, as a longtime public servant, has managed to amas a "multimillion dollar" portfolio. Now THAT is one neat track on the salaries he's made from his state jobs.

    Go to and sign up for volunteer opportunties or send a donation if you can. Ted's a great guy, full of energy, focused on what really matters -- education and jobs, not gays, gays, gays, abortion and more gays. (I recented heard Blackwell's OTHER joined-at-the-hip pastor, the Rev. Russell Johnson (www.ohiorestoration, if you really want to puke) and every issue he brought back to how gays are corrupting our society. Yes, Parsley is scary too. I actually read his book, Silent No More.
    Guess who he dedicates it to? Kathy Blackwell!

    •  Strickland was up 10 points in the last poll (2+ / 0-)
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      Ahianne, fairfax

      And he's a truly terrific candidate.

      He's going to make for a wonderful governor.

      •  Polls have had him (7+ / 0-)
        as far ahead as 24 points, in a poll done by the Republicans themselves back in February.

        Kenny has a lot of problems if he wins the primary. I even noticed when I heard his good buddy the Rev. Johnson that Johnson was focusing more on gays (a truly huge problem in Ohio, responsible for our debilitating job loss, crumbling schools and massively unaffordable higher education, for sure!!!) than abortion. I hope that Dems understand the magnitude of Kenny's abortion problem. He wants ALL abortions to be felonies, even to save the mother's life, and anyone who helps a woman get an abortion to also be a felon. Even a huge majority of evangelicals don't believe that if a doctor tells your wife she'll die if she carries her pregnancy to term, you should be a felon if you drive her to Chicago to get an abortion. Johnson even obliquely admitted the problem when he acknowledged that the religious right often seems "more pro-birth than pro-child."  One of the reasons is because much of it (including Blackwell) IS.

        Anyway, with Strickland himself a Methodist minister, he'll eat Kenny alive if he tries to hide inside the Bible.

        •  Suffice it to say, Blackwell's a bad man (3+ / 0-)
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          Ahianne, Lashe, fairfax

          And even though I feel Strickland would have an easier chance of defeating him (rather than Petro), I don't want Blackwell anywhere near the governor's mansion in Bexley.

          I am confident enough in Strickland's ability to defeat Petro that I'd rather have Petro beat the pompous Blackwell in the primary.

          But your point is a good one regarding Strickland's ties to faith--he could certainly use that to pummel Blackwell's inane and inaccurate analysis of what it means to be religious.

      •  So was Max Cleland (0+ / 0-)

        Then something magical happened.

        "Live free or take it up the ass every day for the rest of your life." - Gen. John Stark, patriot

        by paraphrase on Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 09:45:51 AM PDT

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