One of my biggest criticisms of Ted Strickland's re-election kickoff/Yvette McGee Brown announcement combo event was its timing.
I warned that due to their decision to hold it on the biggest political newsday of the month, that they clearly were actually hoping for minimal coverage.
Well, they got what they were looking for. Below are snapshots of yesterday's front pages of six of the biggest newspapers in the state.
Number of articles about the Massachusetts Senate race: Five
Number of blurbs about the Massachusetts Senate race: One
Number of articles about Governor Strickland announcing his intent to run for re-election AND his new running "partner"(his word, not mine): ONE
Number of blurbs about Governor Strickland announcing his intent to run for re-election AND his new running "buddy"(my word, not his): ONE
One article. One other brief mention. Out of SIX of the biggest newspapers in Ohio.
As compared to articles in five of the six on the MA Senate race.
Remember, this was the decision of the Strickland campaign. Every experienced campaign hack knows to pick good news days for events in which you want the best publicity possible.
This means, for some reason, Strickland's people wanted to downplay his re-election kickoff and LG announcement.
Or, they have absolutely no clue what they're doing.