Brent Larkin says the 2010 governor’s race is John Kasich and Mary Taylor’s to lose. This editorial in the Youngstown Vindicator says Kasich’s income tax elimination gimmick will be bought as an idea worth embracing by voters (to his credit, Larkin slams it, thank goodness).
I don’t get it. At all. I think Kasich presents horribly, says very little of substance and doesn’t talk about anything other than the tax elimination program (and leaves out all the details of how he’ll accomplish balancing the budget as the state loses up to $12 billion in revenue by the end of the phase out).
Do you even want to know that when I typed in “Kasich Taylor” in order to get to their campaign website, nothing comes up even remotely related to such a thing until a fourth entry on the second page of results and then it goes to their blog? (I stopped looking for a result that goes to their campaign website after the third page of results).
FOLKS! This is 2010. Scott Brown just beat Martha Coakley. Barack Obama buried John McCain. And both achieved what they did with enormous assistance from the intertubes. GET WITH IT. Go read Mindy Fin and Patrick Ruffini for goodness sakes if you think I’m just a left of center windbag. And do not even ask me who they are if you’re with the Kasich campaign. Because if no one who is being listened to in the Kasich campaign knows who Mindy Finn or Patrick Ruffini are, you are in fact guaranteed to lose. There simply are not enough voters without Internet outreach anymore who can get your ticket to win statewide.
I’m sensing serious media distortion here compared to what I’m feeling and hearing from actual people. So tell me – what am I missing that indicates that this is Kasich’s to lose? I think that is completely wrong. So tell me why I’m wrong.
FYI – When I googled “Strickland McGee Brown,” their website is the third result on the first page: