Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Republicans in Ohio Should Be Afraid, Very Afraid

If you are a Republican running for office in Ohio, you probably have an upset stomach this morning. Ohio is heading to the Democratic column. In yesterday's primary election, Democratic presidential candidates received a total of over 2,213,000 votes. However, the presidential candidates from the Republican side (AKA Grumpy Old Party) only got slightly over 1,053,000 votes. What does this mean? The people of Ohio are ready for change. Change doesn't mean that Ohioans will vote for a pro-war, Bush-friendly candidate like McCain. It indicates that Ohio is ready to vote for a Democratic president. We've lost too much in the previous Republican Taft administration and the George W. Bush years.

My mother and mother-in-law are both strong Hillary Clinton supporters. I think that their experiences in life, having lived through the Great Depression and World War II, make them cheer for the possibility of a woman in the White House.

My brother enthusiastically voted Democratic in the primary. You may not think that is a big deal, but he previously voted for the "dark side" (Republican) in the last presidential election. He is convinced that we need a Democratic president.

As you look at photos and news reports, count the minorities in the audience at McCain's rallies. There are usually less than 3. By the way, the commentators and reporters need to ask McCain if he has had any additional cancer lesions, since he was diagnosed with it twice previously.

I'd love to see either a Clinton/Obama or Obama/Clinton Democratic ticket. It would truly be historic!