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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:25 PM

Ohio newspaper: Don't support GOP candidate involved in 'nasty' race

Last edited Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:17 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: CNN

Ohio's largest newspaper on Saturday endorsed the reelection bid of Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, calling him a "good listener and a creative lawmaker."

But the Cleveland Plain Dealer's editorial board also based its endorsement on defeat of Brown's opponent.

"Electing his Republican opponent, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, would reward one of the nastiest campaigns ever waged in this state," reads the editorial, published on the Plain Dealer's website. "It would reward a candidate who hasn't moved beyond partisan slogans and careful sound bites. It would reward ambition untethered to substance."

The paper credited Brown for his "pragmatic support for an infrastructure bank, for advanced manufacturing research, for balanced environmental policies in a state with huge energy resources and needs" and other bipartisan efforts.

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/06/ohio-newspaper-dont-support-gop-candidate-involved-in-nasty-race/



http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251123650
Sherrod Brown has earned a second term in the Senate: editorial

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There's another powerful reason to vote for Brown -- a negative one: Electing his Republican opponent, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, would reward one of the nastiest campaigns ever waged in this state. It would reward a candidate who hasn't moved beyond partisan slogans and careful sound bites. It would reward ambition untethered to substance.

No one runs for the U.S. Senate without a healthy ego or considerable ambition. But raw desire must be balanced by a willingness to study issues and to do the hard work of governing. Mandel shows little interest in either. He's simply not ready for the Senate.

A bit of historical perspective: We preferred the steady if unspectacular incumbent Mike DeWine to Brown in 2006. But we never doubted that Brown would be a "bright, articulate, edgy and energetic" advocate for Ohio. He has been that -- and more.

As anyone might expect who has followed Brown's long career -- Mandel, 35, likes to point out that his opponent first ran for office when Richard Nixon was president -- Brown has been a loyal Democrat in the Senate. When Brown, 59, does go rogue, it is usually because he wants to push the president or his party further left on issues such as health care or taxes. Predictably, Brown has maintained his professed suspicion of trade agreements, opposing even a deal with South Korea that the Obama administration renegotiated and that the United Auto Workers supported.

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Reply Ohio newspaper: Don't support GOP candidate involved in 'nasty' race (Original post)
cal04 Oct 2012 OP
alfredo Oct 2012 #1
FirstLight Oct 2012 #2
DonViejo Oct 2012 #3
MADem Oct 2012 #4
LineLineLineReply !
Bozita Oct 2012 #5
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #7
WCGreen Oct 2012 #21
DonViejo Oct 2012 #22
WCGreen Oct 2012 #23
DonViejo Oct 2012 #24
WCGreen Oct 2012 #25
SoapBox Oct 2012 #6
tk2kewl Oct 2012 #8
ladym55 Oct 2012 #9
debdebbyg Oct 2012 #14
zbdent Oct 2012 #10
Kolesar Oct 2012 #13
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #11
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #12
freshwest Oct 2012 #31
zbdent Oct 2012 #15
Bradical79 Oct 2012 #18
krkaufman Oct 2012 #28
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #16
BrainMann1 Oct 2012 #17
krkaufman Oct 2012 #29
calimary Oct 2012 #19
WCGreen Oct 2012 #20
babylonsister Oct 2012 #26
krkaufman Oct 2012 #27
WillyT Oct 2012 #30

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:32 PM

1. Good.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:33 PM

2. Awesome

I am so glad there are still Newspapers/Orgs that still offer honesty and call a spade a spade. we need MORE of this in our NATIONAL News Orgs...


(ya, I am one of those "idealistic" journo types...poor deluded soul)

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

3. Read the endorsement

Sherrod Brown has earned a second term in the Senate: editorial

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/10/sherrod_brown_has_earned_a_sec.html

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Strange they would publish the endorsement on a Saturday. I'm wondering if their Presidential endorsement is coming tomorrow!

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:48 PM

4. He's the only Senator Brown I wanna see in the Senate next year! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:51 PM

5. !

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:21 PM

7. Lol I agree

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

21. It will be in tomorrows paper....

On line today...

When they endorsed me for Congress back in the 90's, they called me the night before they released the editorial so I could get copies early.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:25 PM

22. Hey, thanks!

I left the Cleveland area in the mid 70's. Still have family there. I ran a couple campaigns back then, worked hard on behalf of Tim McCormack, Dennis Eckart, Carl Stokes also. Those were fun times for me.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #22)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:40 PM

23. I worked on Tim McCormick's first shot at county commish back in

the late 90's...

I was the treasurer for the Democratic County Party in the 90's...

Fun politics..

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:55 PM

24. Heh, heh. I was on Tim's campaign when he ran for Mayor

of Euclid and when he ran for State Rep. I moved to MA shortly thereafter and got heavily involved there, was Admin asst to a Senator, worked the Mayor's office, managed campaigns....on and on. GOOD TIMES!

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:02 PM

25. i actually started out as a page for the democrat legislatures in 1977 -79...

It gets in your blood doesn't it...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

6. Cool news.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:27 PM

8. foreshadowing

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:28 PM

9. This is big

The Plain Dealer is a Republican newspaper. Josh Mandel has just demonstrated once again what a giant jerk he is.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:59 PM

14. The Columbus Dispatch

I'll wager the Columbus Dispatch endorses all Republicans. They always do. I stopped my subscription about the time Shock N Awe was in full swing and they were cheer-leading for war and Bush. They gave me a free subscription and I called & requested they stop it because they are a Republican rag and I asked them to please make a note of the reason for my request.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:00 PM

10. Mandel must really be a scumbag ...

Remember, the Peedee was the one which forced its editors to NOT endorse a candidate, because it wasn't the Republican.

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Response to zbdent (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:48 PM

13. Mandel didn't even know what the Asian Carp was

It is pretty obvious that the clown from Lyndhurst didn't even read his local newspaper if he missed that story.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:02 PM

11. I live in PA on the OH border, so get OH television.

To be honest, I have never heard of Josh Mandel.....but I have heard a lot of despicable ads against Sherrod Brown. I am not sure if it is Mandel's ads, or a PAC, but they have nothing good to say about Mandel. Just throwing shit at Brown. It is a truly disgusting campaign.

Glad that it is being noticed by the people in the press.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:07 PM

12. Well, that's explicit.

That's an excellent endorsement of one and a total smackdown of the other.

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:01 PM

31. Yes, that's one of the best endorsements I've seen in a long time. I hope it goes viral.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:11 PM

15. I heard one of the most bogus political ads ever on Friday ...

"Sherrod Brown was happy when LeBron James left Cleveland ... because Sherrod Brown loves everything left. He wants to arrest all dentists for breaking the law ... because he opposes any kind of drilling." (more statements along the same vein)

Seriously, I thought it was a parody ... but then the "disclaimer" at the end said it was a group "not affiliated with any candidate or political party" ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:01 PM

18. LOL, would've made a good Colbert ad -nt

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:31 PM

28. Making a better tomorrow....

... tomorrow!

edit: p.s. Wholly agree. Sounds just like a Colbert SuperPAC spoof ad.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:13 PM

16. His wife, Connie Schultz, was a columnist

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:34 PM

17. I watched what he

had to say on MSNBC and they are right.

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Response to BrainMann1 (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:34 PM

29. ???

What did he/they have to day?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:04 PM

19. Our people are simply better.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:46 PM

20. This means a lot because Josh's family are a big NE Ohio political force...

Coming this soon in the game means they are really pissed that they had supported him in the past.

And for the PD to announce this early is also a statement. They usually wait to endorse in the statewide races.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:17 AM

26. Excellent! Go, Sen. Brown!! nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:27 PM

27. "It would reward ambition untethered to substance."

"It would reward ambition untethered to substance."


This pretty much sums-up the campaigns of nearly every Republican out there, not least of which would be Romney's, triply so after that debate.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:59 PM

30. HUGE K & R !!!




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