Is Ryan Bizarro a Viable Canidate?
Danny Green

United States

#23 Oct 9, 2012
danny greene wrote:
I, personally, do not believe that we have very much to pick from as far as viable candidates are concerned. I think the GOP and Dems neither did a good job in "candidate" selections. Wiley, Owen and Bizzarro don't have a clue. The Bizzarro family has been tryingto get a famly member in office for years Elect Ray Ferritto.
better the "Family" than corporate schills.
Unauthorized Tim Leary

United States

#24 Oct 9, 2012
I, too,am pulling the trigger,er I mean lever, for Ryan. :-)
Jane Earl

Erie, PA

#25 Oct 9, 2012
Owen will easily crush him in the election. Who would vote for a bizzaro knowing what they're like?
The Fix is In

United States

#26 Oct 9, 2012
Jane Earl wrote:
Owen will easily crush him in the election. Who would vote for a bizzaro knowing what they're like?
you couldn't be more wrong!:-)
smell

Erie, PA

#27 Oct 9, 2012
never trust a lawyer, they're all liars
David Crosby

Cleveland, OH

#29 Oct 10, 2012
Vote for me. I am the pride of the Gay community.
Ryan

Slippery Rock, PA

#31 Oct 10, 2012
He's a TERRIBLE candidate. Did you see his commercial? He wants a pity vote because he had leukemia as a kid...big deal! Plenty of people have, and you don't vote for them because of it. If that is the only reason he wants my vote, he can kiss my ass. I'm voting for Jason Owens. Easiest choice of my life.
time

Erie, PA

#32 Oct 10, 2012
CRANK wrote:
Hornaman's retirement was known on at least Feb. 10th, at a function at the Erie Maennerchor, attended by several hundred people, including a number of prominent elected democrats like the county executive and several members of county council. His retirement was announced shortly after the retirement of his long time chief of staff Joy Greco.
So why democrats feel this was a 'surprise' retirement speaks more to their failure to pay attention than anything else. As Big Boner mentioned, democrats are prone to hard feelings. But a little less prone at being where they need to be when things actually happen.
If I, as a republican, could attend an event in February and know what was happening, so could democrats, especially when a number of elected dems were there.
So to me all this harping about a surprise retirement is ACTUALLY just a cover for in case Bizzaro loses.
WOW, Did you say prominent and county executive (Grossman) in the same sentence. Bizzaro is probably a pompass *ss just like most of his family. I went to school with more than 1 and all they did was bully thier way around. Just like the other person said I wouldn't buy a used car from Bizzzaro why send 1 to Harrisburg..
slober

Stow, OH

#33 Oct 10, 2012
Ryan wrote:
He's a TERRIBLE candidate. Did you see his commercial? He wants a pity vote because he had leukemia as a kid...big deal! Plenty of people have, and you don't vote for them because of it. If that is the only reason he wants my vote, he can kiss my ass. I'm voting for Jason Owens. Easiest choice of my life.
I just found the Owen commercial on his facebook page and wasnt impressed by that either. No substance.

ps - Does that guy always wear so much makeup?

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#36 Oct 10, 2012
Ryan wrote:
He's a TERRIBLE candidate. Did you see his commercial? He wants a pity vote because he had leukemia as a kid...big deal! Plenty of people have, and you don't vote for them because of it. If that is the only reason he wants my vote, he can kiss my ass. I'm voting for Jason Owens. Easiest choice of my life.
It's called telling someone's story, not a pity vote. If that's all he talked about it'd be a pity vote, but considering it's briefly mentioned to set the stage for voters to understand a little about the person they may vote for, it's fine.

Why don't you try *reading* about where they stand on the issues and make an informed decision?

I'd bet half my life savings have the twits on here won't even go vote on Election Day. Such a shame.
tim leary

United States

#37 Oct 10, 2012
springchicken12 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's called telling someone's story, not a pity vote. If that's all he talked about it'd be a pity vote, but considering it's briefly mentioned to set the stage for voters to understand a little about the person they may vote for, it's fine.
Why don't you try *reading* about where they stand on the issues and make an informed decision?
I'd bet half my life savings have the twits on here won't even go vote on Election Day. Such a shame.
speak for yourself. If I am not in a voting booth Nov 6 it is because I am dead.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#38 Oct 10, 2012
Republican wrote:
Have you seen the GOP website?:
crazy
That's the Tea Party website, not the GOP website. It's run by three perpetual losers. Dennis Riecck, Louis Aliota and Don Tucci. They are the trifecta of fail. The real GOP website is http://goperiepa.com/ by the way.

I read the entire spammy site that you posted and I don't see the big deal. They don't like Owens because they say he's too moderate. Well, guess what - Most voters are moderate. They aren't extreme right wing fringe freaks. They are independent and liberal on some issues, conservative on other issues.

Dennis Rieck's 'lawsuit' was literally thrown out of court because it was nothing but a smeary crock of bullshit. The Erie Republicans looked into it and concluded it was bullshit. The State party looked into it and concluded it was bullshit. The DA looked into it and concluded it was bullshit. Judge Carney looked into and and concluded it was bullshit. The SCOTUS could call it bullshit and Dennis, Lou and Don would keep repeating it like a bunch of 8th graders.

It's literally cyberbullying. If you're swayed by that kind of garbage I sincerely think you're a few french fries short of a happy meal.
lefthand larry

Erie, PA

#39 Oct 10, 2012
Big Boner wrote:
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If you're swayed by that kind of garbage I sincerely think you're a few french fries short of a happy meal.
that's the way to connect with your base.
Voter

Erie, PA

#40 Oct 11, 2012
got the Jason Owen flyer in the mail, why so much make-up?

something else here?
CRANK

Erie, PA

#41 Oct 11, 2012
time wrote:
<quoted text>
WOW, Did you say prominent and county executive (Grossman) in the same sentence. Bizzaro is probably a pompass *ss just like most of his family. I went to school with more than 1 and all they did was bully thier way around. Just like the other person said I wouldn't buy a used car from Bizzzaro why send 1 to Harrisburg..
It doesn't take much to be prominent in the democratic party, and I said prominent democrats. The county executive, city major, etc. should illustrate that fact.

The point is, the complaining about about "surprises" is more the result of a lack of engagement, than it is any form of deception as was being suggested.

The district in question is a traditional republican district, represented for years by Boyes then Good, before John Hornaman was elected. John was a moderate democrat, because a hard left democrat wouldn't have succeeded in that district. His chief of staff, Joy Greco, had been a successful republican elected in her own right to office numerous times.

As a republican, John was the kind of democrat a republican could support, and respect when opinions differed. How often can one say that?

As for the future, Owen has an advantage because of the history (Boyes, Good, etc.). Bizzaro has to decide whether he wants to be a moderate democrat in the Hornaman mold, or a 'prominent democrat' in the Grossman/Sinnot mold.
Iggy Pop

Erie, PA

#42 Oct 11, 2012
Crank, just what has Hornaman accomplished?
Why is he leaving?
CRANK

Erie, PA

#43 Oct 11, 2012
Hornaman was a very strong advocate for public safety. When the democrats served as the majority in the house, John served as the secretary of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, through which all public safety legislation must pass. Things such as the fire grant program, which was initially started in Pennsylvania by Karl Boyes, a republican from the very same district.

In that same roll John was always present at public safety functions, like the government dinner program every February at the Maennerchor, or the Public Safety Awards program every April.

He was the prime sponsor of HB142, which just passed the house, unanimously, last week. A democrat sponsored bill in the republican controlled house, passed unanimously. Think about that for a minute in this hyper partisan environment. And he is still working to try and get the senate to take up before the session ends. This after, his announced retirement, when he could have opted to simply collect his check.

I'm a conservative republican, but I also try to be a fair one, and give credit where credit is due.
Monk

United States

#44 Oct 11, 2012
John was also a Pro Life Dem.....not many of those
Forrest Gump

Erie, PA

#45 Oct 11, 2012
Word on the street is he is going back to the painting business, the drive got to him. He's no spring chicken. Just sayin'.
modo

Stow, OH

#46 Oct 11, 2012
CRANK wrote:
<quoted text>
Bizzaro has to decide whether he wants to be a moderate democrat in the Hornaman mold, or a 'prominent democrat' in the Grossman/Sinnot mold.
I've never met a person with more moderate views than Ryan.

This may have also been influenced by the fact that he's dating Tom Ridge's daughter.

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