In 2006, Ted Strickland won Athens County 82%-16%.
Well, in 2010 John Kasich is campaigning deep in Democrat-heavy Athens County and has an overwhelmingly enthusiastic organization pushing to Get Out the Vote despite the county-wide registration disadvantage.
75 volunteers packed the Athens County HQ to hear Kasich's message.
In response, deep blue Athens County provided their best attempt at opposition:
Four sorta goofy looking protestors.
"What's going on out there?" Kasich asked, hearing the commotion.If Athens County ends up being anywhere even close to competitive, Ted Strickland is in deep trouble.
"You made a lot of money, and they don't like it," a member of the supportive crowd inside explained sarcastically.
"Man, I went to college in the '70s, and I know protest," joked the candidate. "This is weak!"