There's no way this was really her response in the Dispatch story this morning showing Kasich with more small donors, more maxed out donors, equal $1k donors, and raising $1 million more than Strickland since Kasich joined the race.
This couldn't really be her response...
"It's not some groundswell of support," Smith said. "He is paying to get these small donors, and frankly, it's not a good investment."Yep. She really said that.
First off, yes, it is a groundswell of support. In fact, it's as clear a measure of it as you can get in a campaign.
And no, he's not paying to get small donors. He's paying to get the most maxed out donors and the $1M more than your boss since he entered the race.
Finally, and very simply put, voters won't support you if they don't like you.
But I digress.
Lis Smith's attitude is indicative of the Strickland campaign's entire attitude towards the voters.
- They have no small donors because only contributions from PACs, Unions and Parties matter.
- They have no direct media because the people aren't worth talking to.
- They mock Kasich's effort to work with Ohioans to solve the state's problems through Fix Ohio Now because...honestly, I don't know why...maybe they simply think Ohio voters are stupid.
Here's a hint, Lis. Voters don't like being disrespected. Doing so only invigorates them.
To quote Kurt Russell in Tombstone, "you called down the thunder. Well, now you've got it."