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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gilligan endorses Obama

Former Ohio Gov. Jack Gilligan says he’s a Barack Obama man this year, following the lead of his daughter, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who endorsed the Illinois senator for president on Tuesday.

“I think all you’ve got to do is compare the kind of campaign he’s running and the kind his opponent is running, and her husband,” Gilligan said Wednesday from his Clifton home. “You know, it’s old politics versus new politics, it really is.”

Gilligan, who first won a seat on Cincinnati City Council in 1953 - eight years before Obama was born - said he holds the relative newcomer in extremely high esteem.

“I first became aware of his existence a little over a year ago, and he’s a very bright guy,” Gilligan said. “I started sizing him up against the kind of opponents he’s facing, and he’s gotten more appealing all the time.”

Gilligan served one term as Ohio governor and spent the last eight years as a member of the Cincinnati school board, retiring in December.

His daughter is a popular two-term governor in predominantly Republican Kansas, and could be a potential running mate should Obama win the nomination. She mentioned her father's support of Obama in her endorsement earlier this week.


at 8:14 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me why Gilligan would endorse a "big eared" mouse to be our next president?

at 11:10 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me why Gilligan's endorsement of any candidate is relevant? Maybe because of the excellence he brought to OH or maybe the Cincinnati Public Failed Schools?

at 11:27 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all about the Vice Presidential slot. If Obama gets past Billary, he'll have to make nice with the fems - naming a woman running-mate is the best way
And what could be better than a baby-killing Democrat Midwest girl Governor with a Republican name who masquerades as a Catholic?

at 12:26 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon. 11:27-

at 4:19 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a "Republican name." thanks, Anon 11:27, for your most informative posting. such gibberish is a good reminder why I could never move back to Cincy.

at 7:32 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the Skipper and the Professor who did they endorse? I know Ginger and MaryAnn gave their endorsement to the Clintons. And Mr.Howe is backing McCain.
Who cares who Gilligan endorses.He didnt do anything good for Hamilton County.

at 7:15 PM, February 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

He became aware of Obama a year ago, even though Obama spoke at the convention in '04? Right, there's an informed endorser

at 7:53 PM, February 05, 2008 Anonymous Enquirer's Declining Readers said...

uhhhh.....WHO CARES?!

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