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Podcast with John C. Green on Ohio politics

I did a podcast this morning with Dr. John C. Green of the Ray Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. The twenty minute conversation is about the Blackwell vistory and the state of politics in Ohio. It was a very good conversation, Green knows a lot and is articulate. Be sure to listen if you want to understand why the Blackwell victory was no surprise, and why he should become the next governor.

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In a related note, the midget sitting in John W. Bricker’s seat today talked Arlen Specter (Rino - PA) into delaying the floor vote for another appeals court nominee. Someone tell me why I shouldn’t just leave the US Senate column on the Fall ballot blank? At least Sherrod Brown would be honest about ideological convictions. Dewine is either dishonest every campaign or hasn’t got any principles to lie about.

Yes, but....if Brown is in a minority party in the Senate, he will be ineffective, and that would be fine. If he is part of a majority, we will be very unhappy.

But about DeWine, I am wondering how he passes for a moderate these days. Part of the podcast is Mr. Green asking if politics has become about extreme positions, and if there is no longer a "moderate" base for a politician to appeal to. DeWine poses as a moderate, but to conservatives he is maddening because what he does contributes to liberal’s success. What is "middle ground" on the war, for example?

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