Friday, September 28, 2012

Listen to the Sherrod Brown and Mandel Interviews

* I don't know if the Romney campaign has money to waste, but they sent several pieces of their campaign materials addressed to me.  Needless to say, the mail from Romney and Kasich's pal, Mike Duffey (21st District Ohio House of Representatives), went right into the shredder. Yuck!

Here is an article from the Dispatch (March 30, 2011):

....Rep. Mike Duffey, R-Worthington, and Rep. Anne Gonzales, R-Westerville voted for the bill.Senate Bill 5 would weaken collective bargaining power for about 360,000 public workers, including safety forces, teachers, school cooks, and corrections officers....

Trust me. People in Ohio that are teachers, police officers, fire fighters, nurses, and state employees remember. Just in case you've forgotten, here is a list of elected officials that voted for SB 5-----

Support Donna O'Connor, the Democrat, for Ohio's 21st District of the Ohio House.

**** Ohio voters: support the re-election of Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown, the only Democrat on the Ohio Supreme Court.

>>> The audio from the interview by the Cleveland Plain Dealer of Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Tea Party Republican challenger, Josh Mandel, is now available online at the PlainDealer.

I listened to all of the 69 minutes of the interviews. Sen. Sherrod Brown came across as knowledgeable about the issues, and the concerns of all the people in Ohio--- the farmers, auto workers, steel workers, teachers, fire fighters, police officers, college students, those in the medical field, office workers, retired men and women, the poor, working families, EVERYONE in Ohio.

As Sen. Sherrod Brown explains, the Recovery Act helped bring the steel mill back to the Youngstown area as well as the jobs that have come with it. Sen. Sherrod Brown also points out that Mandel doesn't understand how insurance work.

Josh Mandel, Ohio's absent Treasurer, just repeated the same speech he gives at every rally and fundraising reception. Mandel sounded robotic, as though he memorized all the talking points that Karl Rove and Jim DeMint gave to him.

The case against Josh Mandel:

1.) Josh Mandel has lied about his whereabouts, has attended only 6 out of 20 Board of Deposit meetings, continues to be absent from his job as Ohio Treasurer, hired unqualified frat friends and buddies, and is unwilling to respond to the media, and.

2.) Mandel says he won't give his views until he is elected.

3.) Josh Mandel is completely clueless about the issues that matter to Ohioans. 

4.) Josh Mandel's arrogance, lack of knowledge, and lack of interest in what matters most to the men, women, and children of Ohio is appalling. His language, vocabulary, and superficial responses show his immaturity, and lack of empathy for the real people of Ohio.

Finally, Sen. Sherrod Brown and his campaign did not attack Mandel's military service.