Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kasich supporters should welcome President Obama with open arms

Is Ted Strickland sane?

Or is he just that desperate for campaign cash.

That's the only explanation for bringing in a President that has worse approval ratings than Ohio's own Governor.

Either way, my fellow GOPers, this is a gift. Embrace it.
President Obama will lend a hand to Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's re-election campaign next month.

Strickland's campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith confirmed the visit Tuesday after it was reported in the Columbus Dispatch.

Obama plans to deliver a speech on the economy in Columbus on August 18, followed by a fundraiser for Strickland and the Ohio Democratic Party.
President Obama hasn't received a positive job approval rating from Ohioans in any poll since October of last year.

In the last two polls from Rasmussen and Quinnipiac, Independent voters have given the President the following approval ratings, respectively.

30%. 40%.

Additionally, that same Quinnipiac poll also showed only 41% of Independents and 46% overall wanted to see their next Ohio Senator support the President's policies. Now, to be fair, the question didn't mention anything about Governor, but considering how closely Strickland aligns himself with the President in supporting his proposals at the federal level, it does give an additional indication of how the close association with the President will affect the Governor.

And to top it all off, clearly the Kasich team has an indication that the Strickland/Obama association damages the Governor.

That's why they produced this ad several weeks ago:

New Jersey. Virginia. Massachusetts.

All states went hard for Obama in 2008. All three rebuffed him in 2009.

When President Obama went to New Jersey just prior to election day in 2009, his Strong Approval ratings in the state stood at 38% and Rasmussen had Chris Christie up 3 points. Nationally, the President's Strong Approval(as opposed to overall approval) rating floated around 30%.

After the President went back to Washington, Christie went on to win by 4 points.

Prior to the President's trip to Massachusetts to campaign for Martha Coakley, Rasmussen had Scott Brown down 2 points to Coakley, and Barack Obama's Strong Approval at 37% in the Bay State.

Brown went on to win by 5.

Since then, the President's Strong Approval ratings have sunk even lower - sitting at 31% in Ohio and 25% nationally.

Now consider that the President's strong approval rating at the time of his visit in New Jersey, a strongly blue state, was 7 points higher than it is now in Ohio polling, and 6 points higher in Taxachusetts.

To put it simply, if sending Obama didn't work in New Jersey and Massachusetts, it definitely won't work in the Buckeye State.

Welcome, President Obama. Make yourself at home.


  1. Again, every SANE analyst has said that it's very difficult to translate the VA and NJ Governors races as rebuffs to Obama as polling showed that had little to do with why voters supported a particular candidate or why the GOP won those races.

    Bet it still goes better than Kasich's disasterous Mitch Daniels event you've never written about.

    And I bet Obama is still more popular than Newt Gingrich who Kasich campaigned in Dayton with.

  2. Hester, do you really think that there is a comparison between the PRESIDENT coming in, and Mitch Daniels?

    Mitch Daniels' visit was inside baseball, being that very few people give a damn(beside people who really care). The president has universal name ID, and his popularity is falling fast.

    Night and day my friend.

  3. Ohio voters need to know the truth about John Kasich’s views on education (and child safety), which he shows extremely poor judgment about and remains silent about as revealed on the Internet web site http://NotKasich.com.

    We no longer support John Kasich and neither will the vast majority of Ohioans after they learn the truth about the private “Christian” school that got caught by the Columbus Dispatch newspaper during the school’s Conspiracy of Criminal Negligence, Deception, Fraud, and Cover-Ups against thousands of parents, including John Kasich. The school and church administrators along with their attorney deliberately and continuously put the students at “risk” (their own secretly-recorded word) with several repeat child molesters lead into temptation to molest again while deceiving and defrauding the parents about it for 10 years. The repeat child molesters were employed at WCS as Teachers and Coaches as well as Youth Directors for elementary-age children.

    John Kasich remains silent and refuses to do anything about those serious crimes. John actually continues to send his very own daughters there where those administrators remain in power, remain as a serious threat to unsuspecting consumers, and remain as horrible examples to all students (including John’s daughters Emma and Reese) on how to treat your business customers and your fellow man.

    You may know too that the National Rifle Association does NOT endorse John Kasich because John does not practice what he preaches about gun ownership either.

    The truth is that John Kasich clearly does NOT have the courage, integrity, leadership qualities, or the common sense needed to be a suitable Governor for Ohio.
    Refer to the irrefutable and overwhelming evidence at http://NotKasich.com and http://ABCsOfBetrayal.com


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