Sunday, February 01, 2015

Former Dem Guv Going After Rob Portman!

Former guv is thinking about taking on candidate who rarely loses.

Former Ohio Democrat guv Ted Strickland is thinking about challenging Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). It's going to be a hard sell for the former guv. He is going against a candidate who never lost a bid. Strickland preceded over Ohio when its unemployment rate reached 10.2%. He was one of President Barack Obama's strongest supporters. Originally a Hillary supporter, Strickland turned his support to Obama during the 2008 bid.

Portman was then a congressman and former President George W. Bush's budget director. Portman was the most sought after politico during the 2008 and 2012 elections. They call him the right hand man to a Republican presidential nominee.

Portman won the seat during 2010 U.S. Midterms. George Voinvoich (a former Republican guv) retired and placed Portman against a weak Democrat named Lee Fisher, the former second banana to Strickland.

Strickland was the one term guv of Ohio. He lost to current John Kasich, a former congressman, talk radio agitator, and Loserville host in a closely watched race. Kasich handily won reelection and is thinking about putting on the makeup and jumping into the clown car.
Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). Brown is a proud liberal senator. He appears on many "friendly" primetime agitator shows. Portman is a conservative but most see him more moderate on most issues. Especially since his son came out as gay last year. Brown won reelection. Portman will face a Democratic challenger in 2016.

Why don't Strickland use his time to compete for leader of the Democratic National Committee?

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) may give up her leadership role and it could be up for grabs.

The congresswoman successful lead Obama to victory in 2012 and the Democrats to defeat in 2014.

It's going to be some intraparty fighting over how they going to get their groove back. The party is divided over too moderate or just nearly conservative. There's no liberals in the Democrat Party. If they were, then we would see more of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and less of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).

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