Dear State Senator Coughlin,
You're an idiot.
For the second straight week your campaign for Governor has attacked the Ohio GOP gubernatorial frontrunner. This time using strange and odd connections to prove an intellectually dishonest conclusion.
Your e-mail this week equivocates Kasich's stance on gambling to Strickland's based on the clients of lobbyists not officially on the Kasich campaign staff.
Reading it makes it sound as stupid as it really is.
You also claim Kasich's silence on the issue as more evidence of your conclusion.
Have you seen the papers, Senator? Have you noticed how Strickland is being ripped apart by editorial staff, preachers and librarians?
Kasich inserting himself into the debate at this point would be downright silly. He should stay out of it and let Strickland take the heat.
If he's asked, he'll answer. Don't force the focus away from Strickland just so you can try to get your licks in against Kasich.
Now some may defend Coughlin by saying he's just doing what he thinks he must do to win the primary.
Newsflash: Coughlin won't win the primary. And if he does, it won't be by tearing down Kasich.
Do yourself a favor, Senator. Click on this link. In it you'll see all the news that your two attacks on Kasich have brought you.
See that? Nothing. Squat. Zilch.
What's the first story? It's one about you proposing a sale of the Ohio Lottery and a leasing of the Ohio turnpike. Without getting into the policy, it's a positive story for you and it got your name in the news. It worked.
All you're doing is hurting yourself by attempting to damage the future GOP nominee for Governor. If Kasich wins, do you think donors will want to see their name on your contributors list if you ever want to run for anything else down the road?
No way. No how.
You want to go down in a ball of flames? Fine. But do your Party a favor and attack the real enemy, Ted Strickland.
Here's a youtube of Kevin Coughlin's campaign: