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  •  Usually right-wing third party candidates (0+ / 0-)

    in Ohio get about two percent. Deaton might get an extra point because he's been endorsed by the Tea Parties and Glenn Beck 9/12 groups. I will also boldly predict that the Green candidate for governor will do far worse than the 2006 candidate who got about .8 percent — because the 2006 candidate was a smart, respected guy (he's the guy who gathered proof that the 2004 election was stolen in Ohio), and the current one is an obnoxious, abrasive idiot who launches endless ad hominem attacks on the state's progressive bloggers and is running on a fusillade of lies about Strickland.

    De-orangify Congress: Justin Coussoule for Oh-08 http://www.coussouleforcongress.com/

    by anastasia p on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:52:55 PM PDT

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    •  Haven't heard much from Dennis since Convention.. (0+ / 0-)

      And I am not sure I like Strickland completely (It HAS been a bad 4 years), but what kind of lies, On his positions, or worse?

      And I wish Fitrakis would have ran again.  Maybe for Senate.  Since even you agree Fisher is Dead Man Walking I may need help with that race.  Have to read up on Dan.  

      How's Justin polling? Other that your sig line haven't seen much on him.  Is he running paper or active?  I think last time it was Andy Van Stein, and he was almost all paper.

      •  Well, Strickland's problem (0+ / 0-)

        is that LOTS of Democrats "aren't sure they like Strickland completely" because he has had to make hard choices they don't like as far as cutting funding to various programs — because revenue has dropped in this lousy economy and by law the budget has to be balanced. So library lovers are grumbling about their cut and arts lovers are grumbling about THEIRS and a whole lot of people are upset that Strickland didn't deliver on ALL his promises to transform our schools, never mind lack of funding and resistance from the overwhelmingly GOP Senate.

        But here's this issue: Kasich is going to slash library funding 30-40 percent. He's probably going to eliminate the Ohio Arts Council. The only thing he'll do for schools is steal their funding to open more of the failing for-profit charters already infesting Ohio.

        Spisak has been posting angry screeds claiming Strickland has done "nothing" about education or health care or the environment and that he is solely responsible for the job that have left — he's virtually channeling Republican talking points. Strickland has actually moved ahead on green energy faster than most states; we're about to get the first fresh-water wind farm in the country. Spisak seems to think he can wave a wand, shut all the coal-burning plants, and go to 100 percent green energy overnight. He's angry that Strickland hasn't done this. He has ignored questions about how he'd do this with a legislature that is likely to have both chambers be Republican majority.

        Fitrakis is a good man, but no Green will ever get more than one percent of the vote for any race.

        There is no polling in Oh-08. Boehner is so arrogantly convinced he will win I don't think he's made a single public appearance in the district in the entire campaign. And for Justin, with limited funding (although he's already raised ten times what Boehner's best funded past opponent did), polling isn't a good use of that money. Justin is a campaigning whirlwind; his is the first real opponent Boehner has had in 20 years in Congress. He is everywhere, every day. He is working his butt off.

        De-orangify Congress: Justin Coussoule for Oh-08 http://www.coussouleforcongress.com/

        by anastasia p on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:56:33 PM PDT

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        •  P.S. re Justin (1+ / 0-)
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          Although the DCCC is ignoring the race, having written it off as hopeless, Justin has gotten support from the state party, as well as Hillary's legacy PAC and Democracy for America, both of whom have sent staff and resources into the district. Good for them! They both understand that you don't just let an arrogant, complacent fool like Boehner skate unchallenged.

          De-orangify Congress: Justin Coussoule for Oh-08 http://www.coussouleforcongress.com/

          by anastasia p on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:57:56 PM PDT

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        •  I never said Kasich was GOOD.. (0+ / 0-)

          And Van Stein was a paper candidate, Good to see Boehner has a real one this time..

          But, When you said Fisher was Dead Man Walking (Figuratively) it might allow someone to send a message this time.  

          What do you think of the Dem SOS candidate?

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