Tag Archives: Ohio

The Vanishing Rand?

There is a tradition in American news of releasing information that you would like buried on a Friday afternoon.  The theory is that most of the news media already has the majority of their weekend news “in the can”, many … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Of The Sixteen Spots

Tuesday Ohio Governor John Kasich officially declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  His entry brings the field of “name” contenders to 16.  As an old basketball coach that was simply too much temptation and I am compelled … Continue reading

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There Goes The Oxygen

Earned media (a/k/a free press) is important to any campaign.  With Fox News arbitrarily imposing a “standing ten count” for its August 6th debate it is a matter of political life and death for five of the fifteen declared Republican … Continue reading

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What A Week And More To Come

  Last week was a political news week where a lot happened and much of it is still pending. Instead of focusing on one story I decided to briefly comment on several.  Some of these events are so fast moving … Continue reading

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Lack Of Leadership = Lack Of Performance

In life deadlines need to be met or consequences are suffered.  That is a lesson most of us learn in school or at home.  A few learn it the hard way – on the job.  If the lesson was learned … Continue reading

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Ten Is Not Enough

I thought the circus would start in earnest on August 6th when the Republican’s held their first debate of the 2016 Presidential season in Cleveland, Ohio.  I was wrong.  It has already started. 

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They’re Biting

Hillary Clinton has the luxury of being a runaway favorite for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination.  On the Republican side there is currently a crowded field, (and if you believe the polls), with no clear frontrunner.  Theoretically that gives each … Continue reading

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White Knight By Default?

I saw an editorial cartoon yesterday morning the caption of which said: “Three out of four Republicans are running for President.”  Thankfully that is an exaggeration but, granted poetic license, not that much of one. 

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A Lesson From The Emerald Isle

Only about a decade ago Republicans were able to increase the turnout of their base by getting anti-gay rights issues on the ballot.  Many political analysts say such a measure was what increased GOP turnout in Ohio in 2004 and … Continue reading

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Denial To Exacerbation

A long time ago I learned that the first step in solving a problem is realizing it exists.  If you just stop and think about it for a second that makes a lot of sense.  Well, the Republicans in the … Continue reading

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