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The Buckeye Stops Here

At National Review Online, Mytheos Holt writes a nice summary of the problems faced by Ohio Democrats in 2010.  Most convincing among his many astute observations is that, "[the Democrats are] running against a Republican establishment that was largely liquidated in 2006 and 2008. You can't run against the establishment when you and your party are the establishment."  Moreover, the negative ads that the Dems are running  (especially Fisher's charge that Portman is not a man of the people) don't have much sticking power with the voters and seem particularly vulnerable to the PeeWee Hermanesque comeback,  "I know you are, but what am I?"  
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Based on the Democratic attack ads I've seen, the two major themes are 1) Republicans support free trade deals like NAFTA (passed during Clinton's presidency, with Clinton's full support); and 2) Republicans cause massive budget deficits (Hello, pot? You're black.) If this is the best they can do, then I'd say they're in a world of trouble.

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