Ohio Senate, Shame on Sherrod

Grown Ohio.  First they scrubbed their website when Sherrod Brown flip-flopped on entering the Senate race.  Now they've posted an edited version of Congressman Brown's speech to a candidates' forum in Columbus.   No wonder.  Sherrod actually said Bush and Company are doing a pretty good job with body armor in Iraq now.

They include his CAFTA rant (we lost), education (he voted for NCLB), and the UN (he's for it).  But the question about Iraq is missing.  So is the most incendiary statement Sherrod Brown made last Saturday.

Here's a paraphrase of his response to the question about Iraq:  "I've got to give them [Bush and Company] credit.  They're doing a better job with body armor in Iraq now."

The next day, four US Marines were killed by an improvised roadside bomb.  One was from Westerville, OH.  He was scheduled to come back to Ohio on leave this month.  

No wonder they scrubbed the online version of his speech.  (And you can find the editing "jump" towards the end of the video, where a person lists all the stuff Congressman Brown talked about.  The guy asking the question says Brown talked about the war, but that's not on the video).

Of course, there were 200 people at the forum, so it might be a little hard to pretend this didn't happen.

Tags: Ohio, Ohio Senate, Senate, Sherrod Brown (all tags)

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Unfair criticisms

Some of your criticisms are really unfair.  On CAFTA, Sherrod Brown was one of the leading Dems (if not THE leading Dem) in the effort to defeat it, and he came really close.  The fact that the Republicans have a huge majority in the House is not his fault.  On NCLB, it's not Sherrod Brown's fault that the Republicans decided after passing it that they were not going to fund it.  And how is being "for the UN" a bad thing?

Can you just focus on propping up Paul Hackett instead of shooting down Sherrod Brown?  They're both great guys, and Ohio will have a terrific Senator no matter who takes out DeWine.  We don't need to do DeWine's dirty work for him.

by Fran for Dean 2006-02-09 11:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Unfair criticisms

You know, I don't have a dog in this fight, and I do criticize individuals in political life - like a certain Senator from Connecticut, but posting a diary title with "Shame" as the operative word. Come on. Reserve that stuff for someone who seriously kisses up to dubya - like recepients of his kisses and cheek love tweaks at the State of the Union address.

Otherwise, your advocacy for your candidate comes across as so much junior high school drech.

by Michael Bersin 2006-02-09 11:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Unfair criticisms

Yes but if he was the leading Dem. fighting Cafta he failed now didn't he? And the whole Body armor thing has put me over the top forget Brown he is a filp-floper who has no idea how to campaign. Hackett is the better candidate he comes out and says what he belives in. Also what is the deal with Brown voting for the defense bill that included ANWR drilling?

by Liberal 2006-02-09 11:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Unfair criticisms

So what if he failed on CAFTA?

Would you rather he rolled over from the start and didn't fight?

by banana republican 2006-02-10 04:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Unfair criticisms

I agree with the one sentiment that if Brown truely complimented the administration on body armor than he did not state a good nor accurate position.

I do agree with your main conclusion that we have two great guys here and Ohio will be well represented by either. It reminds me of 1970 when Metzenbaum faced Glenn for an open seat primary. Metzenbaum won and went on to the Senate and two years latter Glenn won the nomination and went onto the Senate as well. Maybe the same will happen here with these two candidates!

by politics64 2006-02-09 03:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Unfair criticisms

I gotta' ask.  Did they leave in the piece when the audience gentleman asked the question, how Sherrod seemed to need more time on how to answer that, so he redirected the audiences attention to his wife being there with him.  I was like, WHAT, what does this have to do with anything.  Then he went on to give us her resume and that she won the Pulitzer.  All very nice, but what did all this have to do with the question/answer time and the gentlemans specific question.  He is a slick politician.  That example is how most everything else went.  He spoke in generalities.  He's been fighting NAFTA and CAFTA, the same ol same ol he keeps saying and riding his entire career on.  He gives that the basis for why people should want him.  Have I missed something, we do have NAFTA and CAFTA, don't we?  He gave no facts or plans.

by LindainCincinnati 2006-02-10 04:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Unfair criticisms

I gotta' ask, did they leave in the piece when the audience gentleman asked the question, how Sherrod seemed to need more time on how to answer that, so he redirected the audiences attention to his wife being there with him.  I was like, WHAT, what does this have to do with anything.  Then he went on to give us her resume and that she won the Pulitzer.  All very nice, but what did all this have to do with the question/answer time and the gentlemans specific question.  He is a slick politician.  That example is how most everything else went.  He spoke in generalities.  He's been fighting NAFTA and CAFTA, the same ol same ol he keeps saying and riding his entire career on.  He gives that the basis for why people should want him.  Have I missed something, we do have NAFTA and CAFTA, don't we?  He gave no facts or plans.

by LindainCincinnati 2006-02-10 05:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Unfair criticisms

Sorry folks, didn't mean to double post that.

My stuff is not showing up on this diary.  My comment wasn't appearing until I just re posted.

It happened yesterday, too.  

Again, sorry.

by LindainCincinnati 2006-02-10 05:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Ohio Senate, Shame on Sherrod

I don't think that you're characterizing Brown's comments fairly. He said they were finally doing it "pretty well", but not "really well."

I posted all of the audio over @ my blog:
http://blog.oh02.com/2006/02/04/blue-88- event-mrs-e/

by ignatzmouse 2006-02-09 12:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Ohio Senate, Shame on Sherrod

saying well at all is an overstatement.

by Liberal 2006-02-09 08:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Ohio Senate, Shame on Sherrod

But he has to support those things.  OH voters are smack dab right in the middle and the way the country thinks, and right where OH thinks. This is evidence because the presidential election in 00 and 04 came down to this crucial battleground state and the way it voted, was where the country went. So, Brown has to listen to his voters because it is what the country thinks and he has to run against a very conserv candidate in Mike DeWine.  He is going to win, but he has to flush out where he is going to vote before voters send him to the Senate.

by mleflo2 2006-02-10 02:34PM | 0 recs

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