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  •  LordMike, you are so right (3+ / 0-)
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    Tha's the campaign in a nutshell: Lee giving a diffuse, rambling attack on Portman over jobs, and Portman's campaign shutting him down in two sentences on his "isgnature issue." I've been hoping for the last year lee would come up with a stronger response but he hasn't. Once Portman unleashes  a round of "Lee Fisher lost Ohio 430,000 jobs," none of Fisher's talk about Portman = Bush will have much traction. My fear is that Portman could tie this to the governor too and Lee could help bring him down — except that Kasich is so horrible and so hapless and clownlike I don't think that will happen. Oh, and did i mention Kasich was a managing director at Lehman Borthers when they collapsed and earned a half millino dollar bonus? THAT won't help.

    Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

    by anastasia p on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:08:03 PM PDT

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    •  At least Strickland knows how to campaign.. (1+ / 0-)
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      Lee just sucks... has sucked for 20 years... anyone who's lived in ohio knows that...

      DARTH SPECTER: I am altering the deal! Pray I don't alter it any further!
      LANDO REID: This deal keeps getting worse all the time!

      by LordMike on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:11:03 PM PDT

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      •  Well, Strickland also has a terrible opponent (2+ / 0-)
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        who sounds more and more like Ken Blackwell by the day. His only proposal is to completely cripple state services and programs and he refuses to say how he would balance the budget, claiming he has worked on it two years but cna't reveal it yet — but he would have 70% of it "worked out' by election day. Great, Kasich. thanks a lot. But I don't expect Portman to be that cartoonish.

        Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

        by anastasia p on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:16:00 PM PDT

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    •  Obama's campaign genius Plouffe works for Lee now (0+ / 0-)

      will see who runs a better campaign against the GOP losers anytime.

      Support good reform not a political party blindly.

      by Eposter on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:18:33 PM PDT

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      •  I didn't know that. That is a pretty strong (1+ / 0-)
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        statement from the Obama camp on who they think we should be supporting. For me, that would be an important fact.

        I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

        by doc2 on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:28:32 PM PDT

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        •  From CNN (1+ / 0-)
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          (CNN) – Barack Obama's former campaign manager is taking sides in a high-profile Democratic primary.

          David Plouffe sent a fundraising appeal Wednesday to supporters of Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, the frontrunner for the state's Democratic Senate nomination, calling Fisher "a champion for Ohio workers."

          Fisher has garnered support from the party establishment in his bid to replace Sen. George Voinovich, who is retiring next year. But before Fisher can take on the likely Republican nominee, former Bush administration budget director Rob Portman, Fisher must first defeat Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in the Democratic primary. Brunner trails Fisher in statewide polling and has struggled to raise money since announcing her candidacy.

          But Plouffe is keeping his eye the general election. He wrote that Portman's policies under Bush cost Ohioans jobs and helped spark "the worst economic recession in our lifetimes.

          "If Karl Rove was the 'architect' of Bush's campaigns, then Portman was the 'architect' of Bush's economic agenda," he wrote in the e-mail. "We can't go back to the same failed policies that got us where we are today. And that's why we need Lee Fisher."

          Support good reform not a political party blindly.

          by Eposter on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:33:00 PM PDT

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          •  I can't imagine Plouffe would do this if (1+ / 0-)
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            Obama didn't want him to. While this is far from an actual endorsement of Fisher by the president, it's pretty damn good by standards of Democratic primaries.

            I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

            by doc2 on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:40:51 PM PDT

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            •  I'm sure Obama gave a lot of thought between (1+ / 0-)
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              Fisher and Brunner. He must have told Plouffe he wanted Fisher not Brunner. I don't know why, but we should not thumb our noses at Obama and support Brunner. That is the wrong thing to do. Obama gave us a wink. Let's not be stupid and ignore what the man wants.

              Support good reform not a political party blindly.

              by Eposter on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:52:39 PM PDT

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            •  Plouffe is his own man.... (2+ / 0-)
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              If it wasn't for Brunner, Obama would never have won Ohio.  

              The establishment chose Fisher 'cos he had access to more money, and it was his turn.  That's really the long and short of it.

              DARTH SPECTER: I am altering the deal! Pray I don't alter it any further!
              LANDO REID: This deal keeps getting worse all the time!

              by LordMike on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:54:54 PM PDT

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