Despite election loss, Strickland sti...

Despite election loss, Strickland still politicking at Statehouse

There are 250 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Feb 23, 2011, titled Despite election loss, Strickland still politicking at Statehouse. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Former Gov. Ted Strickland displays a sticker that says "Fight for Respect" after he addressed the Statehouse demonstration against Senate Bill 5. DispatchPolitics With a bullhorn pointed skyward yesterday, former Gov.

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WTF

Westerville, OH

#1 Feb 23, 2011
Ted, It's time for you to go home and take your meds.
wastherethen

Dublin, OH

#2 Feb 23, 2011
It's a pity that the Dems have so little effective leadership. Strickland could have won in November if he had offered some positive vision for the future during his wholly negative campaign. Of course, it would have also helped if he'd had a compentent cabinet.

Since: Oct 10

Leesburg, IN

#3 Feb 23, 2011
Strickland continues to be part of Ohio's problem and not the solution. In many ways he resembles old Governor Gilligan.
PRA

Lewis Center, OH

#5 Feb 23, 2011
Let's see....I think that Strickland is still a citizen of Ohio and, as such, has as much right to speak at a rally as any other citizen. Do you lose your rights forever if you are elected to a public office?
Pasquale Manzi CCOBCTC

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Feb 23, 2011
Strickland has become a commodity. His crowd is camped out on Gay street in some phony "think tank" waiting to sell him to the electorate in four years. Good luck. He needs to take his government pension and go home.
YOU people

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 23, 2011
the truth wrote:
Hey Ted I thought you had been picked by the man child marxist to be a soros sock puppet? Go back to yur chicken coop you LOST.
By YOUR "logic"(heehee!) PALIN should go back to Wasilla and keep her mouth shut, then right? I mean, SHE LOST!? But when "O" says "you lost", it's "racist" and "Socialist"? Dude, YOU motivate me to be even MORE active and encourage others to be so that we can be assured that NOBODY with a "mind" like yours is EVER "in charge" of ANYTHING! YOU should be GRATEFUL for "liberalism" because it allows you to receive the "help" you need while still drawing a "disability" check!
common sense

Columbus, OH

#8 Feb 23, 2011
STRICKLAND SHOULD HANG HIS HEAD IN SHAME.

He NEVER discussed the DEFICIT just SPENDING. So yes, he should go away...
stayinformed

United States

#9 Feb 23, 2011
His lame campaign snatched defeat from the jaws of victory-and now he won't exit stage left. If he'd run and informative effective campaign-something like 'here's why I need more time to finish my work-here's what I've done', instead of 'the other guy is bad, he came from Wall street', he wouldn't have to be holding a bullhorn as an outsider. Perhaps he didn't run that kind of campaign because he had nothing to show for the four years he was there. If he did have a positive message-then he needs to sue the 'think tank' of operatives that developed his losing, fell on deaf ears, strategy.

I've never been in a union, and don't want to be, but if I had been in a union, I would have resented his presence. Ted-go home, that's where the voters sent you, and you only have to look into the mirror to know how and why that happened. BTW-this is not an endorsement of SB5 or the current administration-but we are where we are because TS blew it, and he can't redeem himself after the horse has already left the barn.
Publius

Zanesville, OH

#10 Feb 23, 2011
Governor Strickland is a gentleman and a well-meaning man. He is a rarity among politicians from that standpoint.

However, he has absolutely no idea how to deal with the devastation in Ohio caused by the Great Obama Recession that has caused these economic woes.
Lacey and me

Cleveland, OH

#11 Feb 23, 2011
He's a professional politician lookibg for his next gig. He hangs around looking for some fat wallets to dive into. It's amazing how many times peopel need to tell him to get lost.
Cynic

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 23, 2011
just another case of someone who has too much time on his hands preaching to his constituency.

Keep it up Ted! The 86% non union workers and 10% unemployed definitely notice who you are supporting, and will remember that in four years.
rustygusvet

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 23, 2011
Thank you Governor Strickland, Kock bros may have won a battle, Maybe the people will see the fact that the will of the people of ohio with everyone involved against the extreme decision of one part of our three branches of government can win a battle or two also. All people may see that we all need to participate in the process to keep freedom ringing!
Victoria

Columbus, OH

#14 Feb 23, 2011
WTF wrote:
Ted, It's time for you to go home and take your meds.
As a citizen of Ohio he can do whatever he wants.
Victoria

Columbus, OH

#15 Feb 23, 2011
common sense wrote:
STRICKLAND SHOULD HANG HIS HEAD IN SHAME.
He NEVER discussed the DEFICIT just SPENDING. So yes, he should go away...
There is no deficit spending in the state of Ohio the balance must always remain in balance. Ted balanced the budget during his tenure.
woodcolumbus

Columbus, OH

#16 Feb 23, 2011
Ted go home. 400,000 jobs lost.$8 billion deficit. Thanks for the memory.

NCR didn't even think it was necessary to call when they left town.

Let's hope our new Gov. can turn Ohio around or we will all be heading South.

Do the teachers still get lifetime healthcare if there are no taxpayers around to pay the bill?

Think about it.
Cartman

Powell, OH

#17 Feb 23, 2011
Cynic wrote:
just another case of someone who has too much time on his hands preaching to his constituency.
Keep it up Ted! The 86% non union workers and 10% unemployed definitely notice who you are supporting, and will remember that in four years.
Or the 61% of ALL VOTERS who say this current assault is wrong headed. Four years is a long time for one party to think the middle class will continue to fall for their lies. Some people learn quickly, some slowly and some not at all. Remember how the GnOP amended the constitution so FDR couldn't be elected again (though he was already dead)? It didn't take long for that wise move to come back and bite them now did it? What goes around comes around.

Ted is a good man but way to honest to be successful in this political climate. To be elected in 2010 in Ohio there were two rules: lie and then swear to it.
moronh8r

United States

#19 Feb 23, 2011
Sore loser? Secretly giving money to support this rally wasn't enough for him?
YOU people

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 23, 2011
What this means is that "Strick" didn't abandon Ohio like politicians who stop here on their way to the White House. He WAS and still IS "one of us" and is willing to be "out there" in the trenches to prove it. You can be "cynical" about it if you want but "actions" speak louder than type.
someone

Mount Vernon, OH

#22 Feb 23, 2011
Ted did a fine job. He saved the State of Ohio from a much worse recession by spending in Ohio, all the money the Feds offered. If the Feds would send it again, Ohio should take it again, to protect the working families' livelihoods. But that's not what matters to Kasich, because working families are merely identityless minions to be directed toward their work station to further enrich the already rich. Note he refused the $400 light rail money, as did other right wing kooks, because there was too much benefit to everyday folks, and not enough benefit to the rich. Even if the State DID have to put some money in that system every year, the amount of tax and economic activity from that massive spending would more than offset it. It wasn't just FREE stimulus for Ohio - it would actually SAVE the State money, and enhance folks' lives.

Absent Fed spending, yea, we should shrink back to our pre-stimulus size, more or less.
Curious

Marysville, OH

#23 Feb 23, 2011
Publius wrote:
Governor Strickland is a gentleman and a well-meaning man. He is a rarity among politicians from that standpoint.
However, he has absolutely no idea how to deal with the devastation in Ohio caused by the Great Obama Recession that has caused these economic woes.
Let me guess Bush had 2 terms and none of the recession was his fault? And i suppose he never signed off on any deficit spending either?

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