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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:

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By Jill Miller Zimon at 11:50 am January 24th, 2010 in Campaigning, Elections, Mary Taylor, Media, Ohio, Politics, Republicans, Taxes, Tech, Ted Strickland, Voting 


3 Responses to “Kasich-Taylor: What on Earth Am I Missing?”

  1. 1 anastasia Pantsios on January 24th, 2010 3:59 pm

    It’s Larkin who is missing everything, blinded by his well-known distaste for Strickland. The race is Strickland’s to lose entirely. Kasich has no functional campaign narrative, and trips over the inherent contradictions in his only proposal every time he opens his mouth. Strickland’s a savvy campaigner who will make mincemeat of Kasich. The only way Strickland will lose is if the rightwing crazies are fired up, and Democrats are discouraged enough to not show up at the polls in large numbers — then our entire ticket could go down.

  2. 2 Daniel Jack Williamson on January 24th, 2010 5:45 pm

    Strickland’s poll numbers aren’t good, but this is by no means Kasich’s race to lose, as I’ve blogged about, too.

  3. 3 Patricia Juhasz on March 24th, 2010 9:06 am

    I don’t care how out of touch, dysfunctional narrative anyone has, if the working class are taxed to death and pay out of their pockets for a majority that does not want to work and can see the result of their labor at a sparse dinner table, Mickey Mouse could run for governor and be elected. You love paying high taxes and working for government? By-pass the middle man and send it directly to me then. I will spread the wealth in a more efficient manner than any government could do! Not a right wing crazy but a free thinking independent.

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