Minority Leader John Boehner represents Ohio District 8. He is currently on a world stage junket to far off places, practicing his chops as a future world leader. I find this the perfect time to start the recruiting process. We need a viable candidate to run against Boehner. I would like to remind naysayers that OH-8 should considerable gains in the Dem. Party. More on the flip.
Yes, OH-8 went for McCain in 2008. The good news is it was a 46%-54% race. Bush beat Kerry in 2004 80%-20%. Maybe now you understand my optimism. I have been involved with two congressional campaigns (2004,2006) with candidates running against Boehner. This last cycle I did not even try to get involved with the congressional campaign because the candidate would not even return my calls. I invested all of my time registering voters, phone banking, and general GOTVing, with the Obama Campaign.
The Demacratic party in District 8 is weak and the candidates have been weak. What folks in this area simply do not realize is the political value of tieing Boehner down to his home district. Ideally I would like to participate in a campaign that could beat Boehner, but I also undertand the value of making Boehner campaign for his seat. He would have to spend time and money here rather than campaigning for other GOP candidates.
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So I would like to put the call out for a candidate who can challenge John Boehner. I would like to pre-volunteer. I am not giving up on my home district. I will try to keep you all updated.