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?"
6:32 PM / September 14, 2010