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Monday, October 27, 2003

Up Next: Ohio

Posted by DavidNYC

Buckeyes, whaddya know about that swingiest of swing states, Ohio? The last time Ohio didn't vote for a winner was in the ultra-close 1960 election. (Kennedy allegedly said that the state "broke his heart".) What's going to happen this time?

Posted at 06:15 PM in Ohio | Technorati


jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.

steel tariffs hurting manufacturers.



did I mention jobs?

Posted by: praktike at October 27, 2003 10:04 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Republicans control everything and the Democratic infrastructure
sucks... This is also the place with the Diebold voting machines...

Ohio is definitely Republican territory, but that doesnt mean Dems
can't take it. Ohio's got strong unions even with a week dem party,
so union strength will be important. Also, while Republicans control
most Ohio elected offices, Gov. Taft isnt incredibly popular.

Also, the club for Growth Voinovich thing may be a minor issue.

Posted by: math geek at October 27, 2003 10:16 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Ohio seems to be getting more and more like its neighbor,
Indiana, but we do have Cleveland, and other moderate sized cities
like Dayton and Toledo to harvest votes. I don't know about the
demographics of cities like Columbus (fast growing) and Cincinnati
(recent racial problems), but would be curious to find out. So it's
up to Democrats to GOTV. This is a can win state, but it will take a supreme on the ground effort. I've heard people say Indiana and
Ohio (except Cleveland) are like Southern States located in the North.

Posted by: Fred at October 28, 2003 07:55 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I was surprised to see Ohio included in the Swing State Project. As a lifelong Ohio resident, I've been dismayed at the collapse of the Democratic party here.

HOWEVER, all does not appear to be lost. I seem to remember reading in the Plain Dealer after Taft won re-election in 2002 that there are just as many registered Rethuglicans in our state as Democrats. Like everywhere else, Bush's popularity has fallen here; approval was in the mid-fifties in early Sept. GOTV will be everything here -- the Dems are just going to have to kick ass on the ground if there is hope. But there are a lot of pissed off Dems in this state, so there is hope!

Posted by: Hiram at October 29, 2003 05:37 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Go to swiftvets.com and still say you will vote for Kerry. See how big a hero Kerry is and read the book coming out in Sept called UNFIT TO Command
I was a democrat , but changed to be a republican because I cannot vote for what they believe in moraly and I definetly will not vote for Kerry.

I ask all Ohio people to read this

Posted by: Doris at August 1, 2004 08:22 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Kerry is outdrawing Bush 3 to 1 in Akron,
10 to 1 in some parts of Ohio

There were 11,000 at Firestone Stadium in
Akron for Bush.. 3.5 thousand in neighboring
CFO for Bush

Posted by: kerrywinsbig at October 3, 2004 04:50 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment