OH-GOV: An Introduction To Ted Strickland

(Cross posted at Grow Ohio and Daily Kos.)

Who is Ted Strickland?

Some of you may know him as the United States Representative for Ohio's Sixth District.  Some of you may know him as the frontrunner for Ohio's Democratic nomination in the all-important 2006 gubernatorial race.  Some of you may think he has something to do with propane and propane-related accessories.  (He doesn't, by the way.)

Our goal is to ensure that everyone knows Ted like his friends, family and constituents know him - a tireless worker for Ohioans, a champion for those who lack the power to speak for themselves; a Golden Rule Democrat who believes that he should treat others as he would like to be treated and who approaches his service as an elected representative accordingly.

A majority of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus (22 State Representatives) and five of eleven members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus have endorsed Ted.  Unions representing more than 68,000 working men and women and retirees in Ohio have endorsed Ted.  17 Ohio Democratic County Party organizations have endorsed Ted.  Senator Max Cleland has endorsed Ted.  What's behind this groundswell of support?  Well, let's talk Ted.

A former Methodist minister, psychologist, campus director of a Methodist children's home, college professor and member of Congress, Ted isn't your normal lawyer-turned-politician.  

  • He voted against the war in Iraq, and remains an outspoken critic of it.

  • He's consistently stood up for veterans, being one of the first to lead the charge in the House to secure armor and equipment for our troops. And as a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, has fought the good fight to make health care more available to returning soldiers and by challenging our nation to keep its promises to those who served in uniform.  

  • He's voted against every pay raise in Congress since he was elected.  

  • He's paid for his own health insurance since elected, and vows to do so until everyone in his district has health care.

  • He was a leader in the House in creating the Children's Health Insurance Program, the initiative that now provides coverage to millions of children of working parents across our nation.

With Ted's strong progressive record, it might be surprising to learn that he represents a district that voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004.  It's Ted's crossover appeal to Republican voters that makes him such a formidable candidate. Ted is a Democrat who fought against CAFTA and NAFTA, who voted against and criticized the Iraq War, who supports choice, organized labor, and fiscal responsibility through opposition to the Bush tax cuts and protecting Social Security, and still wins big in Republican areas of the state.   Democrats can win in 2006 by unifying Ohioans around a vision for the future, and Ted has a long and successful history of doing just that.

It's not just what Ted has done that makes him a great candidate for the governor's seat - it's what he wants to do.  A tireless fighter for Ohio's workers, Ted is committed to making Ohio an economic engine: the goal of Ohio must not be to keep pace with the rest of the nation, but to lead it.  That means promoting research and innovation in areas such as energy and technology, making Ohio's universities top-flight and affordable, and making Ohio's school system, declared unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court, law-abiding and capable of delivering a basic, equal education to all Ohio children.   This is a state riddled with corruption...but it's also a state with so much potential and hope.  

This is an open letter to the blogosphere, both an introduction and a call to action.  Over the next year, we're going to be fighting a difficult and important battle.  We ask for your input and insight, your passion and energy.  When he was a child, Ted's house burned down, and he, his parents, and his eight siblings lived in a chicken shack until they could turn their barn into a permanent home.  As Ted says: "If you learn anything from living in a chicken shack, it's that things can get better." We're at the beginning of a campaign focusing on a single goal - restoring Ohio to greatness.  Things can get better.

Jesse Taylor - Director of Online Communications
Strickland for Governor
http://www.tedstrickland.com/blog

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Polls
What are the polls showing?
by kydem 2005-11-15 12:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
The latest Wall Street Journal/Zogby International public opinion poll on the 2006 gubernatorial race in Ohio shows Mike Coleman ahead of Petro, Montgomery, and Blackwell and trending better than Congressman Ted Strickland.

Coleman now has the most momentum in the race, claiming the highest percentage of votes (44.2%) of all five Democratic and Republican candidates and posting the highest gains over October.

WSJ/ZOGBY INT'L, NOV 05, MoE 3.2%   

COLEMAN    44.2
BLACKWELL    42.9
DIFFERENCE    1.3
CHANGE OVER OCT    2.7

COLEMAN    41.4
PETRO    34.9
DIFFERENCE    6.5
CHANGE OVER OCT    2.1

COLEMAN    42.2
MONTGOMERY    34.2
DIFFERENCE    9.7
CHANGE OVER OCT    1.4

STRICKLAND    43.9
BLACKWELL    42.2
DIFFERENCE    1.7
CHANGE OVER OCT    2.8

STRICKLAND    42.2
PETRO    33.7
DIFFERENCE    8.5
CHANGE OVER OCT    2.05

STRICKLAND    43
MONTGOMERY    33.3
DIFFERENCE    8
CHANGE OVER OCT    -3

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-15 02:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
A.)  Remember disclosure, Bryan!  When you post Coleman press releases, remember that you do work for the Coleman campaign.

B.)  The last traditional polls taken show Strickland with a three-point lead, and internal campaign polls from both our camps show Ted ahead 7-10 points.  (Cols. Dispatch, pay required.)

Both campaigns have fresh polls showing that U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland of Lisbon is ahead of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman by between 7 and 10 percentage points. That's bad news for Coleman because, at the end of July, he had been a candidate three months longer and had spent $500,000 more than Strickland.

Also, most political observers consider Strickland the frontrunner

Jesse Taylor - Director of Online Communications
Strickland for Governor
http:www.tedstrickland.com/blog

by Strickland for Governor 2005-11-15 02:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
Also, most political observers consider Strickland the frontrunner

That's because he is the frontrunner, in many, many ways.

I've always been proud to know Ted Strickland, and I'll be very proud to call him my Governor.

Jeff Seemann

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-15 03:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
Wow.  Troll-rating someone who only says he's proud to know Ted Strickland.  

I certainly hope everybody notes that someone who openly states he works for Coleman is troll-rating people on this site....while elsewhere claiming that "Strickland partisans" are trying to crash an honest gentleman's debate.

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-15 03:54PM | 0 recs
troll rating
Am I missing something or are you all having conversations with yourself?  What are you talking about troll rating people on this site?
by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-15 03:59PM | 0 recs
Re: troll rating
See the number next to your name (it says "none/0").

Mine says "1.0/1"...click it, and you'll see how my post was rated and by whom.  We can all rate each other's posts to improve your standing within the blogging community.  Troll-rating, or giving a low grade, is done when you have trolls in here attacking others.  It's an honor code of sorts, and abuse of it is very childish.

You can rate posts by clicking on the drop-down menu  next to "Reply To This", and then clicking the "Rate All" button.

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-15 04:07PM | 0 recs
Re: troll rating
Auh, I see.  (light bulb goes on).

But, I really dislike that stuff.  I know that's supposed to be the new "in" thing-rating posts, but I feel that is degrading in disguise.

I hope people don't get in to that.  Thank you for clarifying.

by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-15 04:17PM | 0 recs
Re: troll rating
You're welcome, Linda.

Not everybody knows every detail about the blogs, and while I see you've been blogging for a while, ratings are something that easily get overlooked.  I'm glad you asked.

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-15 04:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
and...
by Bryan Clark 2005-11-15 04:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
Tsk, tsk, thenewdem.
by Bryan Clark 2005-11-15 11:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
A.  My profile, available on this site -- About bryan clark:  Disclosure: Senior Partner with re:organize, a political consulting firm. Current clients include Mike Coleman for Governor.  http://www.reorganizetowin.com

B.  Zogby is the most up-to-date and unbiased poll out there.  The poll trend lines show a very tight race, with Coleman showing the strongest positive movement -- which is in keeping with what we've seen throughout Ohio.    

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-15 03:39PM | 0 recs
but why are you troll rating other posters?
Is that the way a proffesional operative wins hearts and minds for his candidate?
by TeresaINPennsylvania 2005-11-15 07:06PM | 0 recs
Re: but why are you troll rating other posters?
I do think we should see that the rating system was set up by Mydd.  To repeat the term troll is not how Mydd. set this up.  

They apparently (like many blogs by reqyest) are doing.  For some reason that was considered a plus on blogs.  To rate each post for others to see if it were worthy of reading.

I myself don't like the entire system.  Who is one person to rate anothers-is my point.  But that is how Mydd set this system up.  Rating each post.  I would prefer it not existing myself, but that's my rating.

by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-16 02:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Polls
Well, I don't know who works for who.  Well, that's not true, you say you work for Ted Strickland, but I know I just saw those same poll numbers somewhere recently and I don't work for anyone.
by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-15 03:40PM | 0 recs
Fuzzy Match
Bryan, correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm no math whiz), but please look at your Coleman/Montgomery numbers and your Strickland/Montgomery numbers. The difference between Colemand and Montgomery is not 9.7, it's 8. And the difference between Strickland and Montgomery is not 8, it's 9.7. But a cursory glance at this polling would lead readers to think that Coleman was doing better than he is and that Strickland is doing worse than he is. If you want to chalk it up as a simple oversight, that's fine. But let's be honest about the polling, which, according to your own numbers (provided they are completely accurate), shows leads for Strickland in every matchup.
by Joseph Hughes 2005-11-16 05:01AM | 0 recs
Fuzzy MATH
Should have caught that ...
by Joseph Hughes 2005-11-16 05:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Fuzzy Match
The match-ups for Strickland and Coleman were mistakenly switched.  Thanks for catching this.

Both Coleman and Strickland are posting leads against every Republican -- but Coleman has shown the most positive movement.

My point -- which has gone unrefuted -- is that Coleman and Strickland are equally "electable" at this stage in the race.  That means we, as Democrats, must move beyond "who can win" arguments and focus on the records and plans these candidates present.

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 05:16AM | 0 recs
Zogby
Zogby does online polling anyway with a pretty significant margin of error.  By saying Coleman gets the highest percent of the vote you are being silly, because Strickland gets only .3% less, but has a bigger "lead" over Blackwell.

Coleman is going to soon be out of money, Strickland hasn't touched his.

by HoosierJosh 2005-11-15 03:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Zogby
The Columbus business community is hosting a massive fundraiser for Coleman tomorrow night.  He's in this race to win.  
by Bryan Clark 2005-11-15 03:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Zogby
Source: Zogby Interactive survey of 983 likely voters statewide, conducted Oct. 25-31, 2005. MOE +/- 3.2 percentage points

Ohio, the lynchpin of George W. Bush's 2004 reelection, is a major symbolic prize for Democrats. It's also become, with the emergence of anti-war Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Hackett, ground zero in their efforts to score a symbolic victory against the Administration.

And the Ohio Republican Party is in deep trouble. Between the ethical and legal violations by Governor Bob Taft and dissatisfaction with U.S. Senator Mike DeWine from both the Right and the Left, Ohio Republicans face an uphill fight in 2006.

First, the gubernatorial brawl: Only Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, who is viewed as a major rising star in the GOP, has a strong chance of holding onto the governor's mansion for Buckeye State Republicans. He is in a neck-and-neck race with both potential Democratic candidates, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland. Other Republican hopefuls, such as Attorney General Jim Petro and State Auditor Betty Montgomery are in worse shape, and trail by significant margins in head-to-head match-ups against Democrats.

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-15 03:44PM | 0 recs
I'm nobody special...
just a little old lady from southwest Ohio.  I've met both Mayor Coleman and Ted Strickland.

Mayor Coleman is a charming and articulate man.  However I'm supporting Ted Strickland.  I've seen him speak several times, and watched closely.  He is as "real" as any politician I've seen.  There's nothing about him that seems scripted.  He comes off as a truly concerned man who has some really good ideas for revitalizing Ohio. He's the rare politician who has clearly demonstrated that he has a real gut-level understanding of what real life is like for just regular people like me and like my family.

I will definitely be volunteering for him, and I'm in no way connected with his campaign.

by SusanD 2005-11-15 06:10PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm nobody special...
Finally there is a post by real voter, instead of someone that works for either one of the campaigns just spitting out poll numbers.  Your description of Rep. Ted Strickland is the best one I have heard yet.
by Ohio15 2005-11-16 05:28AM | 0 recs
Re: I'm nobody special...
Hi ohio15.

While I'm not really required to post any disclaimers, I can point out that I have never been paid, nor have I ever worked for Congressman Ted Strickland or his campaign for Governor.  I support him because I believe in him and I know he is the best man for the job.

He's energetic, passionate and outgoing.  He's warm and understanding.  He's highly intelligent and cares very deeply about the people of this state and beyond.  Frankly, he is a great man.

I say these words about him and I do so of my own free will.  I, too, am a real voter and that vote will be cast for Ted Strickland twice.  Once in May and once in November 2006.

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-16 06:01AM | 0 recs
Re: I'm nobody special...
Thanks so much, Susan.  And believe me, if you're willing to give your time and energy to a cause you believe in, you are special.  What part of Southwest Ohio are you from?  (I'm a Dayton native myself.)

Jesse Taylor - Director of Online Communications
Strickland for Governor
http://www.tedstrickland.com/blog

by Strickland for Governor 2005-11-16 05:45AM | 0 recs
another real voter
I just would like to commend the Coleman people for not trashing the pro Strickland diary like I saw was done to the pro Coleman post on Saturday by the Strickland people.

Just merely note worthy by another voter.

by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-16 05:38AM | 0 recs
Re: another real voter
Nobody is trashing anybody. If there are errors, errors get pointed out. Don't you want every voter to have the most accurate information in their hands come primary time? Shouldn't we all want that?
by Joseph Hughes 2005-11-16 05:53AM | 0 recs
Re: another real voter
Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of Coleman-bashing from Strickland supporters this weekend.  

And, yes, voters need the best information available.

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 05:58AM | 0 recs
Re: another real voter
I know the Coleman people are not trashing here on this Diary.  That was my point.  But that could NOT be said on the Saturday Coleman Diary by the Stirckland people.
by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-16 05:59AM | 0 recs
Re: another real voter
A little healthy debate never hurt anyone.
by Ohio15 2005-11-16 06:29AM | 0 recs
Re: another real voter
There was nothing healthy about your comments this weekend.
by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 06:30AM | 0 recs
Thanks Jesse
Hiring you was a huge score for the Strickland campaign, I'm excited to see what you do with the online outreach. I was once fortunate enough to have a chat with Congressman Strickland and he seems intrigued by the potential of the netroots. With your experience and his appreciation of the medium, it should be a campaign to watch online.

And I'm sure Strickland sleeps better at night knowing he has a pro who won't make stupid mistakes like ratings abuse.

I know a lot of people miss reading you write about everything at Pandagon, but the team is giving people more than enough reasons to stop by frequently.

by blogswarm 2005-11-16 06:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
Unfortunately, there was no ratings abuse.  

Jeff applied for a job organizing for Coleman, endorsed Strickland, retracted that endorsement when he got the job, worked with us for 6 weeks, quit, and endorsed Strickland again.  

He certainly has every right to support whomever he wishes, but putting up negative posts about us and our candidate because he's disgruntled over his former job is low-ratings-worthy.

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 06:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
There certainly was ratings abuse.  You troll-rated a post that said nothing more than nice things about Strickland.

And despite your claims, I have never once said a negative thing about Mike Coleman on this site.  As a matter of fact, I defy you to find a post of mine that was negative towards Mike Coleman.

I have only said positive things about Ted Strickland and have not yet gone negative against Coleman.  Once again, you are accusing people of doing things they have never done.  Do you really want to go there again, Bryan?

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-16 07:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
From Daily Kos:

Of the two (none / 0)

...Strickland is FAR more organized.

I've worked closely with people from both campaigns.  Strickland's people are far more knowledgable and far more organized.  I'm sure that everybody will learn this as more comes out about each campaign.

"All we have to do now, is take these lies and make them true somehow" - George Michael (1990), George W. Bush (2005)

by Jeff Seemann For Congress on Tue Nov 15, 2005 at 08:02:50 PM EST
[ Parent | Reply to This |  none1: Unproductive2: Marginal3: Good4: Excellent ]

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 07:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
Yeah....OK, there Bryan.

I said that Strickland's people are more organized than Coleman's.  Which they are.  More people will learn that as more comes out about each campaign.

Frankly, I think it's coming out on this very thread as people see how often you attack everything in sight.  

Heck, Buckeye Politics has already noticed it.  You should check out what they have to say.

Complimenting one candidate's staff as being smart and organized, no matter how hard you want to believe so, is NOT attacking the other candidate.

Seriously, this is not the way progressives behave.  

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-16 08:12AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
Whatever you'd like to think, Jeff.  You and I both know what you did last time and its only a matter of time before you do it again.  
by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 08:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
Sigh.

Bryan, you're really making Coleman look bad here.  You're interrupted a thread with accusations, troll-rating, attacks on people and falsified poll numbers (when you cut-and-paste, it's REALLY hard to have numbers accidentally change).

Seriously, you need to relax and back off.  Because you're not doing any favors for the Coleman campaign with attacks and accusations.

I can guarantee you that over at the Strickland headquarters, they're reading your hysterics and they're laughing about it.

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-16 08:22AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
Worry about your own race Jeff -- we've got everything covered.  
by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 08:28AM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks Jesse
Race?  What race of Jeff's would that be?

He hasn't raised a dime as of the end of the 3rd quarter and is about to sit in a box for 30 days.

Sounds like he's not spending that much time worrying about actually WINNING his race.

Also, it's very instructive to learn of his back and forth with the governor's race.  I had heard he was rather unstable, but this is amazing.

by demsforever 2005-11-16 09:54AM | 0 recs
One question
Why did Strickland vote for the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005?
by ignatzmouse 2005-11-16 07:04AM | 0 recs
Re: One question
Why is Michael Coleman still a member of the DLC?
by whodat527 2005-11-16 07:09AM | 0 recs
Re: One question
I don't know nor do I care. If y'all want to participate in that circular firing squad, go to it. Personally, I'd rather see liberals promoting positive alternatives to the DLC instead of just attacking them as evil incarnate. They helped elect Bill Clinton and pretty soon they will help nominate Hillary Clinton, unless we start offering something other than the typical blogosphere bitchfest.

Now getting back to the topic at hand, how about somebody answering the question?

by ignatzmouse 2005-11-16 07:30AM | 0 recs
Re: One question
The positive alternative is Ted Strickland for Governor.
by whodat527 2005-11-16 07:31AM | 0 recs
Re: One question
Cute, but non-responsive.
by ignatzmouse 2005-11-16 07:54AM | 0 recs
Game. Set. Match.
I just looked at the List of Shame and sure enough, there is Coleman. That makes things pretty clear-cut.

I have no idea why anyone with a primary would associate with Al From.

by blogswarm 2005-11-16 09:58AM | 0 recs
because he's been a member for the past 10 years
I don't think anyone can claim he just joined.  This makes him a member when President Clinton started his 2nd term.
by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-16 10:18AM | 0 recs
Re: Game. Set. Match.
That's a pretty shallow pigeonhole.  Coleman is a long-time DLC member because of his focus on fiscal management.  He has strongly disagreed with the DLC on CAFTA, the Iraq war, and so on.

I would urge folks to actually review Strickland's congressional record, not just his backstory.  

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 11:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Game. Set. Match.
Are you implying that non-DLC Democrats like Ted Strickland are not focused on "fiscal management?"

If Mayor Coleman disagrees with the DLC so strongly on these core issues, why doesn't he leave the organization like Dick Gephardt did many years back?

by whodat527 2005-11-16 11:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Game. Set. Match.
Phil Angelides left the DLC. Same with Obama. Candidates in the DLC are either too slow to realize they shouldn't be or the are on the wrong side, either way they shouldn't be supported.
by blogswarm 2005-11-16 11:55AM | 0 recs
Perfect example
This shows how you can't lump everyone together.  Are you saying everyone in the DLC are the same?  Or everyone who is NOT in the DLC are the same.  Wow, that's kind of like the sheeple with the Republicans.  THey know alls they got to know, Republican, no difference in the people huh?

Can we have some real substantiative discussion here?  

by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-16 12:14PM | 0 recs
Everyone in the DLC is the same
In that I won't support them until they get with the program and quit.

The DLC is the single worst influence on the Democratic Party.

There is no excuse for being a member of the DLC. None.

by blogswarm 2005-11-16 01:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Game. Set. Match.
Again, this is just lazy shorthand for what a candidate stands for.  

If one reviews the records of Coleman and Strickland, it is clear that Coleman represents the progressive values of the Democratic Party.

by Bryan Clark 2005-11-16 12:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Game. Set. Match.
So he's just slow then? Can't quite figure out what the DLC has been up to?

Why would a progressive be in the DLC?

by blogswarm 2005-11-16 01:06PM | 0 recs
Re: One question
Ted considered the bill a method of dealing with bankruptcy issues that would preserve bankruptcy protections while requiring those with incomes above the median level to pay back at least some of their debts.

Jesse Taylor - Director of Online Communications
Strickland for Governor
http://www.tedstrickland.com/blog

by Strickland for Governor 2005-11-16 07:59AM | 0 recs
Re: One question
I personally won't forget Ted for voting for that bill no matter the "explanation".

It was a chicken-excrement vote.

This, in no way, means I'm voting against him (or for him) in the Primary, however.  I need more information first.

However, this vote was terrible.  

by demsforever 2005-11-16 10:06AM | 0 recs
accuracy and accountability
Bryan,

As long as you are going to post polls you really need to post the margin of error at the same time.  The 3.2% margin of error on this poll makes the difference in candidates statistically insignificant.

If you want to take on the "momentum" argument I wouldn't rely on a Zobgy poll (remember if Zogby would have been correct it would be President Kerry).  Why don't we look at endorsements from across the state?  Strickland has a commanding lead on endorsements from Ohio Legislators, county parties and unions.

It is unfortunate that Coleman has had so many miss-steps:
    Glen Beck -- don't question my manhood
    Reformation Ohio -- we were not going to     participate, oh yes we were, no we weren't
    Frankies DUI -- we want to accept responsibility but than fight the charges

Perhaps it is best Ohio voters see this before he becomes our candidate. I was a Coleman supporter, in fact I gave his gubernatorial campaign $50, not a lot of money but significant in my own world.  

Mike Coleman has lost my support and the support of many in his own backyard.

I don't support Strickland because of Coleman's miss-steps I support Strickland because he is a proven leader who can reach across the aisle for the brighter future of Ohio.  I support Strickland because his values are the closest to my own.  Ted Strickland is a humble man who deeply appreciates his constituents.  Look around at any meeting where the two are present, Ted Strickland works the crowd and gets to know his voters.  Mike Coleman runs in with his entourage says a few words and bolts off.  

Coleman is surely on track to loose this race, he already lost my support

by Ohio Activist 2005-11-16 07:16AM | 0 recs
Re: accuracy and accountability
Oh good God... are we going to be using RON purity as a litmus test for ever Democrat in Ohio?
by ignatzmouse 2005-11-16 07:42AM | 0 recs
Re: accuracy and accountability
ignatzmouse, I think you're mistaken on what the previous poster put up.  They weren't discussing RON, they were discussing Reformation Ohio, a completely different topic.

Reformation Ohio is what is commonly known as the "Patriot Pastors" group embraced by Kenneth Blackwell.  They're group of "values-based" people with a lot of power right now.

I urge you to look into them if you don't already know about their mission and who's supporting them.

While you have a good point in dismissing the RON-based litmus test, that's not what the original poster was talking about.  

Easy mistake to make, no harm done.  Just wanted to clarify the point.

by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-16 07:48AM | 0 recs
Re: accuracy and accountability
Thanks for that. I forgot all about that thing. :-P

I do have to say that none of these issues are anything I care about.

by ignatzmouse 2005-11-16 07:53AM | 0 recs
Re: accuracy and accountability
No sweat.  I just wanted to point that out to you.
by Jeff Seemann For Congress 2005-11-16 07:57AM | 0 recs
Reformation whatever
I will say the words Kenneth Blackwell and Values are an oxymoron.  That person doesn't have values.
by LindainCincinnati 2005-11-16 08:37AM | 0 recs
get it together
Get it together ignatzmouse RON and Reformation Ohio are two totally seperate issues.  RON is Reform Ohio Now, Reformation Ohio is a right wing organization run by Rev. Rod Parsley.

If you are going to comment try to be accurate.

by Ohio Activist 2005-11-16 07:47AM | 0 recs
What all Ohioians can agree on!
Hackett is what the Democratic Party needs.

Read the latest post on Daily Kos about Hackett's Cali swing.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/11/16/151533/21

by optimusprime 2005-11-16 06:00PM | 0 recs

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