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    Work with Wall Street, Obama

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    That’s why, Mr. President, I am suggesting a new approach: Get Wall Street to carry your message of compromise.

    Here in Columbus, we have become known as one of the best cities in the nation to live and find a job because we’ve come together in times of crisis. I am a Democrat, but we would not be where we are today as a city without the partnership I’ve had with our business community, most of whom are Republicans.

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    Interesting letter. Do you think Mike is just giving Barack some heartfelt advice, or is there a political agenda behind this? I guess if nothing else, it keeps Columbus in the news the day after everyone left.

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    ChrisSunami said:
    Interesting letter. Do you think Mike is just giving Barack some heartfelt advice, or is there a political agenda behind this? I guess if nothing else, it keeps Columbus in the news the day after everyone left.

    I think it’s both. I would assume Coleman sees a political life beyond Columbus, especially with the growth the city has seen in recent years despite the recession. Using Columbus as a case study on how to take on bipartisanship and the fiscal cliff is a great way to tout one’s resume as well as offer a potential path to solving the upcoming problems Obama faces.

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    If Coleman was going to leave/advance he would have left years ago, IMO.

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    I could see ol’ Mike running for governor, but not washington. But I agree with MichaelC…I’d have thought he’d already have tested those waters if he was inclined to.

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    Coleman, Mallory, Cordray and perhaps Strickland can all challenge Kasich in 2014…Kasich’s eyes are already set on the White House.

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    MichaelC said:
    If Coleman was going to leave/advance he would have left years ago, IMO.

    He announced he’d be running for governor back in 2005, but dropped out after a few months.

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    I don’t mean this to denigrate the Mayor in any way, shy of a few decisions I adore our mayor, but I have to wonder if the ex or other issues may be personal hurdles not surmountable for higher office.

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    Coremodels said:
    I don’t mean this to denigrate the Mayor in any way, shy of a few decisions I adore our mayor, but I have to wonder if the ex or other issues may be personal hurdles not surmountable for higher office.

    Doesn’t stop Newt.

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    Walker said:
    He announced he’d be running for governor back in 2005, but dropped out after a few months.

    I remember. I tried to join the campaign. And then it folded.

    I have the Midas touch.

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    I didn’t realize his first bid was that long ago. I think it would have been bad news for both him and the city if he had gotten it all the way back then, but 8 years represents a whole lot of growth for both.

    He’s been wonderful as Mayor, but I could see him wanting a bigger stage at this point in time. After all, he wouldn’t even have to leave Columbus to take the job.

    That said, if he runs he can expect to get hammered pretty hard. He can’t expect the same kind of love from the state or national GOP as he’s used to from local GOP leaders.

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    Yes. Coleman is awesome.

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