Who do you support for U.S. House in Ohio (District 6) in 2010?

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bahaha

Ashland, KY

#1 Oct 12, 2010
cause charlie suks
Union Democrat

United States

#2 Oct 14, 2010
repub
Just nobody

United States

#3 Oct 17, 2010
Let's all vote for Ron hadsell
til

United States

#4 Oct 20, 2010
experance
Nobama

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Oct 20, 2010
A vote for Charlie is a vote for Obama. I am supporting Bill Johnson
Pure American

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Oct 21, 2010
Charlie Wilson voted for the health care mess. I called his offices but he would not get on the phone. When I emailed him he sent a "chain letter " type of reply saying he knew hat was best for us in Lawrence Co. What a dick!
Believe

Richmond, KY

#7 Oct 21, 2010
Bill Johnson was in Ironton a few weeks ago. He's a very intelligent and worthy candidate. Vote Bill Johnson.
CatMan

Ironton, OH

#8 Oct 21, 2010
I go to Ironton some times. Vote for me then dumbass.
Christina

Bliss, NY

#9 Oct 22, 2010
During the healthcare debate I called nd emailed Charlie several times to express my concerns and reservations about this policy. Everytime I did, I would get a letter in the mail telling me how happy he was that I agreed with him... maybe he can research what REPRESENTATIVE means while he is in the umemployment line!
james

Chesapeake, OH

#10 Oct 22, 2010
Charlie has been charged with spousal abuse.He toted the party line in Congress voting for the health care debacle alone with the stimulus.We need someone in Congress that can think for themslves and do justice to Southern Ohio
James

Chesapeake, OH

#11 Oct 23, 2010
OH-06
Charlie Wilson (D)
Toss Up. GOP Air Force veteran Bill Johnson is wisely avoiding Wilson’s two decade-old divorce file, and Wilson’s ex-wife’s detailed accusations of domestic violence are receiving little play back home in the district. Still, this race was extremely tight well before several conservative DC websites decided to air Wilson’s political dirty laundry. New GOP polling shows Wilson behind, and even Democratic polling shows the two-term incumbent in dismal shape, which explains the DCCC’s decision to buy ad time here for the first time last week.

I'm a fan of Cook's work, but I'm unclear on how it's "wise" for Republicans to avoid making voters aware of Charlie Wilson's documented domestic abuse. The local and national press remain utterly silent on the abuse revelation, so the only way district residents might encounter the story is by reading conservative blogs like The Tipsheet, or if the GOP forces it into the open through TV ads and mailers. Wouldn't the discovery that one's (already unpopular) sitting Congressman repeatedly beat his wife during their 27-year marriage have an impact on one's vote?

I've been told one reason Republicans are reluctant to "go there" is a nagging fear of triggering a voter backlash by "dredging up" a personal matter. How exactly would that backlash work, I wonder? "Boy, that Charlie Wilson sure is a creep for grabbing his wife by the neck and slamming her into the refrigerator, but damn those Republicans for telling me about it! That's it, I'm voting for the wife beater."

Really, guys?

Think of it this way: If the shoe were on the other foot, and documents surfaced proving that a Republican had abused his ex-wife, I guarantee you the Democrats and their media echo chamber would not only destroy the candidate (deservedly so), but they'd spin the story into a nationwide "misogynistic Republicans" narrative. Hell, we've seen stories about Republicans' supposed "women problem" sprouting up in a campaign cycle with a record number of GOP women on the ballot -- and that's without any abuse allegations.

Maybe I'm a neanderthal for espousing these 'fight fire with fire' tactics, and maybe, as Cook alludes to above, Charlie Wilson will lose purely because of his horrific voting record. But if he hangs on in November (and it's very close), Republicans may come to regret their high minded refusal to take off the gloves.
James

Chesapeake, OH

#12 Oct 23, 2010
OH-06
Charlie Wilson (D)
Toss Up. GOP Air Force veteran Bill Johnson is wisely avoiding Wilsons two decade-old divorce file, and Wilsons ex-wifes detailed accusations of domestic violence are receiving little play back home in the district. Still, this race was extremely tight well before several conservative DC websites decided to air Wilsons political dirty laundry. New GOP polling shows Wilson behind, and even Democratic polling shows the two-term incumbent in dismal shape, which explains the DCCCs decision to buy ad time here for the first time last week.

I'm a fan of Cook's work, but I'm unclear on how it's "wise" for Republicans to avoid making voters aware of Charlie Wilson's documented domestic abuse. The local and national press remain utterly silent on the abuse revelation, so the only way district residents might encounter the story is by reading conservative blogs like The Tipsheet, or if the GOP forces it into the open through TV ads and mailers. Wouldn't the discovery that one's (already unpopular) sitting Congressman repeatedly beat his wife during their 27-year marriage have an impact on one's vote?

I've been told one reason Republicans are reluctant to "go there" is a nagging fear of triggering a voter backlash by "dredging up" a personal matter. How exactly would that backlash work, I wonder? "Boy, that Charlie Wilson sure is a creep for grabbing his wife by the neck and slamming her into the refrigerator, but damn those Republicans for telling me about it! That's it, I'm voting for the wife beater."

Really, guys?

Think of it this way: If the shoe were on the other foot, and documents surfaced proving that a Republican had abused his ex-wife, I guarantee you the Democrats and their media echo chamber would not only destroy the candidate (deservedly so), but they'd spin the story into a nationwide "misogynistic Republicans" narrative. Hell, we've seen stories about Republicans' supposed "women problem" sprouting up in a campaign cycle with a record number of GOP women on the ballot -- and that's without any abuse allegations.

Maybe I'm a neanderthal for espousing these 'fight fire with fire' tactics, and maybe, as Cook alludes to above, Charlie Wilson will lose purely because of his horrific voting record. But if he hangs on in November (and it's very close), Republicans may come to regret their high minded refusal to take off the gloves.
voter

Ashburn, VA

#13 Oct 24, 2010
Good experience.
tye mae

Russell, KY

#14 Oct 24, 2010
oiuwrngeinbr
mudmonster

Shippingport, PA

#15 Oct 25, 2010
The nine-month poll trend is against Wilson. He's been steadily losing ground. McCain carried the 6th district in the 2008 election, and I think even more people are against the Dems at this point. Count on Johnson winning the seat.

Speaking of District 6... can you spell "gerrymandering?" What a frikkin mess this is.
Anonymous

Minford, OH

#16 Oct 27, 2010
Wilson is trying to help the APlant workers who got screwed over.
Mark

Ashland, KY

#19 Oct 31, 2010
Charlie is not the voice of the people because he does not listen to the people.
jed

Johnstown, OH

#20 Nov 2, 2010
The Dems are dun.
hello

Marlinton, WV

#21 Nov 17, 2010
Happy for Joe
mary

Marlinton, WV

#22 Nov 17, 2010
Joe is going to do great

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