Strickland could get national party post

Former Gov. Ted Strickland's profile for the DNC chairmanship is boosted by his fundraising prowess. Full Story
ohioaz

Akron, OH

#21 Mar 18, 2011
Lord Help Us wrote:
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Strickland is a nice man but please tell me one positive change he made as Governor. We lost more jobs under his helm...he did nothing to fix the school funding issue (he himself said he would fix it or we were not to reelect him)...major corporations moved out of the state and taking the jobs with them...
Please give me fact based policies that he implemented that was positive for Ohio. Doing nothing and allowing the state to continue to decline was irresponsible.
I agree with all you say, except Stickland is a nice man. I don't want a nice man as a Governor nor President for that matter. I want someone that will work for us, the people - not the party nor the unions - where it benefits us. Having him as Governor certainly didn't help - and that is why we are in the shape we are in. He did not work on getting our taxes under control - we are the 5th largest taxed stated in the country! We kept on losing jobs, while he cozied up to the unions and Obama/dems so he could align himself for his given right.....the move up the DNC. How much do people have to take before you wake up. Stop our government from working for themselves - they ALL work for us - or should be. Wonder how much money Mr. Stickland really made as Governor...hmm, or how much he really makes now....I would imagine he is a millionaire by now
My sainted ancestors

Columbus, OH

#22 Mar 18, 2011
Lord Help Us wrote:
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Strickland is a nice man but please tell me one positive change he made as Governor. We lost more jobs under his helm...he did nothing to fix the school funding issue (he himself said he would fix it or we were not to reelect him)...major corporations moved out of the state and taking the jobs with them...
Please give me fact based policies that he implemented that was positive for Ohio. Doing nothing and allowing the state to continue to decline was irresponsible.
Ted did not put on "airs" about understanding complex economic theories, his hands were tied by Bob Taft's tax cuts. He was a populist, so unlike John Kasich, he would speak and listen to the opinion of the working man.

He's no shark, like Rahm Immmanuel. His wife should refuse to move to Washingotn and make him a bitter competitor, ravenous for her approval. He is no match for Karl Rove, but can anyone go lower than him?? What is Rove's frickin motivation?? Will cut throat politics get him a full head of hair like Ted??
Emma

Columbus, OH

#23 Mar 18, 2011
ohioaz wrote:
Gee, being in the deep pockets of the Unions (trumpka the communist) does have its rewards. Too bad, Strickland couldn't do anything positive for the average tax paying Ohioan - oh forgot, unless they belonged to a union - that is. Paybacks are a .....- hope you can sleep at night knowing what a crook you are Strickland! You deserve nothing but to go back home and actually work.... for your living for a change.....you socialist
This amused me. I think you need to look up the definition of what communism and socialism entail, because you seem confused.
It's better not to throw around words if you haven't been educated on their meaning.
woww

Columbus, OH

#24 Mar 18, 2011
Losers wrote:
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Plunderbund is a TOTALLY left leaning and socialist praising blog. It has no creditbility.
So if you think they did a real poll which represents a cross sample of Ohioans that is not the case.
I bet they asked 20 progress ohio members the questions.
It wasn't their poll, they just happened to be the ones who posted it online. Maybe you should click on the link and read the article before you jump to conclusions and criticize.
woww

Columbus, OH

#25 Mar 18, 2011
Lord Help Us wrote:
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Strickland is a nice man but please tell me one positive change he made as Governor. We lost more jobs under his helm...he did nothing to fix the school funding issue (he himself said he would fix it or we were not to reelect him)...major corporations moved out of the state and taking the jobs with them...
Please give me fact based policies that he implemented that was positive for Ohio. Doing nothing and allowing the state to continue to decline was irresponsible.
He was governor during a global recession, I hardly think you can blame him for that? Every single state lost lots of jobs, regardless of who their governor was. However, he did kickstart our economy and we were on a path to recovery by the end of his term, which is why our unemployment is now lower. Although we are not where we'd like to be, we are closer thanks to the work of Gov. Strickland.

He did work to fix school funding, but under a budget crisis and a global recession, plus working with a Repub Senate and a very slim majority in the House, it was very hard to get things passed, and when they did they moved very slowly.
Paul Not Paublo

Bowling Green, OH

#27 Mar 18, 2011
Cicero, you may never realize that to make your point you eraticated your basis. If you want someone to look at your point of view, you must understand theirs. Most people who watch Fox, also watch, like CBS for local news and national. People that are good at their profession normaly work in their profession, so working for Lehman Bros. is not a negitive. If you look into it you will find that insurance companies donated a great deal of money to Governor Stricklands run for governor. I see all this and I don't like Governor Kasick, but that is because I have spoken with him when he was a rep. and found him arogant, and unable to multi task. With that being said, I hope that Governor Kasick can get the state budget under control and jobs for Ohio.
Lord Help Us

Reynoldsburg, OH

#28 Mar 18, 2011
ohioaz wrote:
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How much do people have to take before you wake up.
Did you not read my post? I am a little confused.
woww

Columbus, OH

#29 Mar 18, 2011
Madashell wrote:
I can't believe the demo's would hire this socialist moron. He lacks leadership had a $8.0 B deficit. Tell me one thing he accomplished as Gov.
For starters, he managed to not be Taft or Kasich.

And where in Ohio does socialism exist as a result of Strickland's policies? You're just repeating what you heard from Rush or on Fox, formulate a thought of your own.

Also, that deficit was inherited from his Repub predecessors, and is being exacerbated by Kasich's new budget as we speak.
woww

Columbus, OH

#30 Mar 18, 2011
ohioaz wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with all you say, except Stickland is a nice man. I don't want a nice man as a Governor nor President for that matter. I want someone that will work for us, the people - not the party nor the unions - where it benefits us. Having him as Governor certainly didn't help - and that is why we are in the shape we are in. He did not work on getting our taxes under control - we are the 5th largest taxed stated in the country! We kept on losing jobs, while he cozied up to the unions and Obama/dems so he could align himself for his given right.....the move up the DNC. How much do people have to take before you wake up. Stop our government from working for themselves - they ALL work for us - or should be. Wonder how much money Mr. Stickland really made as Governor...hmm, or how much he really makes now....I would imagine he is a millionaire by now
Actually, he took a paycut as Governor and declined the Governor's insurance plan, opting to pay for his own- VOLUNTARILY. And why would he have spent all of that time, money, energy, etc. to run for Gov if his intention was to go to the DNC? This wasn't even being talked about until Kaine started considering stepping down to run for office a month or two agao.

And, he made his income public so feel free to look up exactly how much he made as Governor.
woww

Columbus, OH

#31 Mar 18, 2011
Paul Not Paublo wrote:
Cicero, you may never realize that to make your point you eraticated your basis. If you want someone to look at your point of view, you must understand theirs. Most people who watch Fox, also watch, like CBS for local news and national. People that are good at their profession normaly work in their profession, so working for Lehman Bros. is not a negitive. If you look into it you will find that insurance companies donated a great deal of money to Governor Stricklands run for governor. I see all this and I don't like Governor Kasick, but that is because I have spoken with him when he was a rep. and found him arogant, and unable to multi task. With that being said, I hope that Governor Kasick can get the state budget under control and jobs for Ohio.
Working for Lehman Bros is a negative when you encouraged Ohioans to invest the public pensions in LB stock before it crashed. And then you continued to attack public pensions once you got in office, claiming that they're one of the reasons for the deficit. Well, if the deficit is the fault of public pensions, I guess we can blame it on you, Mr. Kasich.
Why

Columbus, OH

#32 Mar 18, 2011
What great accomplishments did Mr. Strickland make during his governor's term that would make him eligible for this position. Does anyone have a clue without the bashing?
ready set go

Newark, OH

#33 Mar 18, 2011
Ted is a nice guy, but in any new job he will hopefully not blame previous administrations or the economy and just do the work that needs to be done. As much as I liked him, I tired quickly of the defeatist attitude about the economy, like there was nothing that could be done. I wanted someone to step up and say "in spite of the economy, we're going to prosper" and he just couldn't do that for us. This new guy, like him or not, has not made excuses...he's doing the tough job. Wish my friend Ted had, he would still have the job.
ready set go

Newark, OH

#34 Mar 18, 2011
Oh, and I'm not from CA! How did that happen? I'm just an old Buckeye!
Hey, while we're here, I don't understand the criticism of people just because they made more money than us? More power to them! I wish it was me! No poor man ever was elected governor; they all have money, and if Lehman Bros offered me millions, I'd be smart enough to take it!
ohioaz

Akron, OH

#35 Mar 18, 2011
Emma wrote:
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This amused me. I think you need to look up the definition of what communism and socialism entail, because you seem confused.
It's better not to throw around words if you haven't been educated on their meaning.
Well thank you as well. You amuse me too, as you seem to be confused and condesending...I am educated on both having lived under both in my life. I prefer not to again, thank you. So, perhaps you need to go back and get educated on what they mean.
Lord Help Us

Reynoldsburg, OH

#36 Mar 18, 2011
ready set go wrote:
Ted is a nice guy, but in any new job he will hopefully not blame previous administrations or the economy and just do the work that needs to be done. As much as I liked him, I tired quickly of the defeatist attitude about the economy, like there was nothing that could be done. I wanted someone to step up and say "in spite of the economy, we're going to prosper" and he just couldn't do that for us. This new guy, like him or not, has not made excuses...he's doing the tough job. Wish my friend Ted had, he would still have the job.
Well said...Governor Strickland was well aware of the challenges he was facing before running for office so there is no excuse for allowing the state to continue in the downward spiral.
Someone stated on here that he tried to fix the problems...that is like a doctor saying I tried to fix your broken leg but I am sorry that you will never walk again. Ohio is broke and needs strong leadership with new and innovative ideas to fix her.
Losers

Hilliard, OH

#37 Mar 18, 2011
Lord Help Us wrote:
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Well said...Governor Strickland was well aware of the challenges he was facing before running for office so there is no excuse for allowing the state to continue in the downward spiral.
Someone stated on here that he tried to fix the problems...that is like a doctor saying I tried to fix your broken leg but I am sorry that you will never walk again. Ohio is broke and needs strong leadership with new and innovative ideas to fix her.
Furthermore, Strickland and Lee Fisher protected the unions and Ohio lost on that move. The companies that left Ohio did so due to the taxes, unfriendly business climate and the looming threat that unions were too difficult to work with.
When NCR, Mead, DHL left, both Strickland and Fisher did nothing.

If John Kasich was Governor then, I know these jobs would not have left.
DouglasJay

Boulder, CO

#38 Mar 18, 2011
After Kasich, Ted will be sorely missed, that's for sure.
Lord Help Us

Reynoldsburg, OH

#39 Mar 18, 2011
Losers wrote:
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Furthermore, Strickland and Lee Fisher protected the unions and Ohio lost on that move. The companies that left Ohio did so due to the taxes, unfriendly business climate and the looming threat that unions were too difficult to work with.
When NCR, Mead, DHL left, both Strickland and Fisher did nothing.
If John Kasich was Governor then, I know these jobs would not have left.
Agreed....Have you been to WIlmington since DHL left? It is so sad to witness the decline. Ohio lost an incredible amount of revenue when these companies moved. It not only affected state income but the communities as well.
My sainted ancestors

Columbus, OH

#40 Mar 18, 2011
ready set go wrote:
Ted is a nice guy, but in any new job he will hopefully not blame previous administrations or the economy and just do the work that needs to be done. As much as I liked him, I tired quickly of the defeatist attitude about the economy, like there was nothing that could be done. I wanted someone to step up and say "in spite of the economy, we're going to prosper" and he just couldn't do that for us. This new guy, like him or not, has not made excuses...he's doing the tough job. Wish my friend Ted had, he would still have the job.
Is it true that San Bernardino, CA is only second to Detroit with the highest unemployment rate. Please don't potificate about the economy in Ohio. Lee Fisher, worked as both Lt Governor and Director of Dept. of Development, as Quammee and Kasich himself admitted the results may not be realized for 2 to 4 years after actions are taken. Now, Kasich is reaping Lee Fisher's harvest!!
Lord Help Us

Reynoldsburg, OH

#41 Mar 18, 2011
DouglasJay wrote:
After Kasich, Ted will be sorely missed, that's for sure.
Please explain why....

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