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Friday, January 25, 2008

Redfern and DeWine cruise on The Love Boat

It sounded like it might be a steel-cage death match. It turned out to be a campfire sing-along.

Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, and Kevin DeWine, deputy chairman of the Ohio GOP (and soon to be chairman) had a joint appearance Friday at a luncheon in Eastgate sponsored by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. It was billed as a discussion fo Ohio's role in the 2008 presidential campaign, but the two party leaders - before a very Republican crowd of about 200 Clermont Count business people - spent most of their time talking about everything but the 2008 presidential race, with a lot of questions from the audience that were serious, issue-oriented inquiries that had little to do with horse-race politics.

Redfern and DeWine - both state representatives - agreed on a lot of things:

Yes, Ohio's March 4 primary might be a competitive affair, with the issue of who the party presidential nominees still up in the air.

Yes, Ohio will be a key state in the fall campaign.

Yes, there will be a big donnybrook in Ohio in 2010, when the parties will be fighting for control of the State Apportionment board, which will re-draw legislative district lines after the 2010 U.S. Census.

The most curious thing about the Clermont Chamber event had nothing to do with either Redfern or DeWine. It had to do with the Democratic primary in the 2nd Congressional District.

The two major candidates, Victoria Wulsin and Steve Black, were both on hand, despite the fact that you could count all the Democrats in the room on both hands. There were about 20 tables in the banquet room; the Democrats all crowded around one of them.

Nonetheless, there was Wulsin, planting herself at the front door, shaking every hand that came by. Black was inside, working the room.

At least 90 percent of the people they met Friday have no more chance of voting in the Democratic primary March 4 than they do of someday playing golf on the moon.


at 3:30 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


The wRong wingnut whackos can foot-tap all they want in their crony attempts to seduce us !

We are merely entrapping them !

The wRong wingnut PARTY is in the toilet !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, Vote for a real DEMOCRAT 2008 !

at 5:10 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

DeWine knows he shouldn't pick a fight with th e opposition because he is going to be extremely weak and out of power once the votes are counted honestly and the voters have continued to suffer from his party's policies.

Redfern is smart enough to know that he shouldn't get in the way while his opponent self-destructs.

at 5:35 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a page right of the Hamilton County GOP handbook: if you can't beat em, join em.

at 8:16 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous The Answer said...




at 8:40 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wRong wingnut PARTY is in the toilet along with Bold Endeavors!

The foot-tapping Bold Typist is always in a toilet stall at City Hall!

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, Vote for a real DEMOCRAT 2008 & the foot-tapping Bold Typist!

at 8:43 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard: drop the cocktail long enough to type Kevin DeWine's familial relationship to Mike & Pat. You might think it too obvious to report; others might consider it "fleshing out the story."

at 10:40 AM, January 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...The foot-tapping Bold Typist is always in a toilet stall at City Hall! 8:40 PM, January 25, 2008"

So, you were the sweetie entrapped and busted !

If only you had Roxy's moxie you could have your sorted PARTY in the open !

PATHETIC 'family values' !


at 11:51 AM, January 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the election doesn't depend on Ohio. We have some of the dumbest citizens on earth who continue to think Jesus is part of the GOP. I have faith that the rest of the country wil see right through the GOP greedy power grabs and do the right thing by voting Democrat only.

at 4:32 PM, January 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Dems are anti religion and anti patriotism that it is natural to believe that Jesus loves the GOP.

at 9:18 PM, January 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...that Jesus loves the GOP...."

Jesus loves the little children, not the G-rand O-ld P-edophiles !

PATHETIC 'family values' !


at 11:38 PM, January 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the crooks in the Repugnicant Party, the GOP could be classified as a street gang under a law that they rammed through and Taft signed into law. Taft himself could be considered a gang member under it!

From a recent Columbus Dispatch (AKA right-wing rag, just like our local Fishwrap) article:

"Ohio law classifies a gang as three or more people engaged in criminal activity who have a common name or use an identifying sign, symbol or color. Participating in a gang is a second-degree felony."

We don't even need a Democratic president to jail the Repugs as a corrupt organization under RICO, which is Federal law. Governor Strickland and AG Marc Danncould do it tonight.

Bob Bennett could be frog-marched out of his plush office tomorrow.

at 6:13 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only the prosecutors office and the 'peace' officers could be trusted, we could bring all the repugs up on charges and put them behind bars as they deserve.

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