Ohio Governor's Race 2014
September 5, 2012 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #94599
Democrats Already Eyeing 2014 Campaign Against Kasich
November 8, 2012
by Karen Kasler
Statehouse Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio and Television
Ohioans are still recovering from the brutal, expensive political marathon that the 2012 campaign was. But some partisans were thinking ahead to the next campaign at the party on election night. Not long after the state of Ohio was projected for President Obama, and a few hours after Sen. Sherrod Brown was declared re-elected, staffers with the Ohio Democratic Party started distributing pre-printed signs throughout the jubiliant crowd. The signs read: “Kasich – You’re Next” on one side, and “2014 Can’t Come Soon Enough” on the other.September 5, 2012 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #93604
I have to say I hope the Dems don’t run Strickland again. I was disappointed by the lack of leadership he showed in office, and as opposed as I was to Kasich, I thought Strickland’s loss was well-earned.
Kasich hasn’t been quite the disaster I imagined either. The heavy-handed arrogance he showed in his first few months has mellowed a bit. But his bullet-headed opposition to public transportation, his compulsion to privatize every public asset and my lingering suspicion that he’d go to any lengths to feed his ego and/or his bank account would make it hard for me to vote for him either.
Maybe this will finally be the election where I vote third party instead of just talking about it.September 5, 2012 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #512880
Tim Ryan, Ed Fitzgerald, or Rich Cordray are all great choices. I agree Strickland shouldn’t run again. I agree that Kasich hasn’t been as bad as I thought he might be, but I do think he’s still been awful for the state.September 5, 2012 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #512881
I wouldn’t say that I was a Strickland fan, but I definitely wasn’t opposed to him staying in office. That said, last night’s speech really turned me off of him. He came off as very stiff.September 5, 2012 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #512882September 5, 2012 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #512883
I wouldn’t say that I was a Strickland fan, but I definitely wasn’t opposed to him staying in office. That said, last night’s speech really turned me off of him. He came off as very stiff.
I met him in a small group meeting when he was campaigning in 2006 and he came across as a typical politician. He evaded our questions, stayed relentlessly on message, and might as well not even have been in the room, from my point of view. It seemed like his term was a bit of the same thing. The only thing that fired him up was losing.
I don’t like Kasich, but at least he’s bold. I’ve always had a bias towards people who actually make things happen –although of course you can only take that so far.September 5, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #512884
Tim Ryan, Ed Fitzgerald, or Rich Cordray are all great choices. I agree Strickland shouldn’t run again. I agree that Kasich hasn’t been as bad as I thought he might be, but I do think he’s still been awful for the state.
Ed would not approve of your post –
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald to senior staff: Spell my name right or else
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald issued a warning to senior staff this week, prompted by the frequent misspelling of his last name in documents that appear before him.
“Effective immediately, regardless of deadlines or emergencies, Ed will no longer sign letters, contracts, documents, etc. that does not have his name spelled properly (Edward FitzGerald),” FitzGerald’s administrative assistant Tanya Hairston wrote. “Additionally, please remember that his last name does have a capital G and should be used accordingly. I have also be informed to please return any documents that does not conform with his instructions to the sender.”
…September 5, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #512885
As always, I’m torn. There are a lot of things I dislike about Kasich, including his hostility to basically all things urban (transit, rail, you name it). On the other hand, he *did* show some backbone standing up to his own party on the water rights issue, and I do approve of fracking and other things that Kasich’s detractors generally oppose.
I voted for Strickland. I’d vote for him again. The others … Cordray intrigues me, but the others, I can’t say I’m particularly enamored with.November 12, 2012 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #519544
I’ve been less disappointed in Kasich than I expected so far. Will be interesting to see who the D’s run against him though.November 12, 2012 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #519545
I’ve been less disappointed in Kasich than I expected so far.
Agreed. He got off to a really bad start with SB5 and the 3C Corridor, but since then things have been toned down quite a bit.
Though I imagine joev will give us some extra reasons as to why we should all dislike Kasich. ;)November 12, 2012 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #519546
Can’t we put off the hate fest (not saying here referring to the original post) until we are within a year of the election?
No really.November 12, 2012 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #519547
No worries. I imagine this thread will be pretty inactive until 2014 arrives.November 12, 2012 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #519548
Early prediction for 2014 D candidate: Betty Sutton or Capri CafaroNovember 20, 2012 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #519549November 30, 2012 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #519550
OK, The Election’s Over, Now What?
November 30, 2012 — 11:32 am
By: Mike Thompson
Campaign 2012 is giving way to Policy 2013. As this year’s political dust starts to settle, new dust will soon stir. Major decisions face policy makers in Washington, at the Statehouse and at Columbus City Hall.
First up are the federal budget negotiations aimed at avoiding automatic tax hikes and spending cuts at the start of the new year. Of course, Speaker John Boehner of West Chester will play a key role, but other Ohio lawmakers are worth watching. Senator Rob Portman and Congressmen Pat Tiberi and Steve Stivers are seen as reasonably moderate conservatives, but Republicans who have signed Grover Nordquist’s “No Tax Hike” pledge. All three have said they are willing to consider reducing the number or amount of deductions, which violates the pledge, but not raise rates. It will be interesting to see if they go further or stick to their guns, especially Tiberi and Stivers whose new districts are even more Republican leaning than their current ones.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/columbusontherecord/ok-the-elections-over-now-what/
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