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Monday, February 4, 2008

Ohio puts its wallet behind the biggest charlatan, Mitt Romney

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 3:07 PM

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Speaking of bad news, The PD carried another illuminating story on Saturday. Reporter Sabrina Eaton followed the trail of campaign cash leaving Ohio for the various presidential campaigns. And given our history of electing charlatans, thieves, and discount bullshit artists – producing the worst government this side of the Gaza Strip -- it comes as no surprise where most of that money’s going: The treasury of Mitt Romney. Say what you want about the field of remaining candidates, but it could be much worse. Not one is even close to being as dumb as the current president. And even the most conservative, Mike Huckabee, harbors a fairly wide populist streak. But Ohio, quite naturally, decided to send $1.4 million last year to the most untrustworthy guy in the field: the Republican Dennis Kucinich… The former Massachusetts governor has a great deal in common with the West Side congressman. When Kucinich ran for president, he suddenly reversed his longtime opposition to things like abortion and gay marriage in hopes of selling himself as a granola liberal. Romney employed the same tactic, only he dove in the other direction. As governor, Romney positioned himself as a moderate on things like gay rights and gun control. But as soon as he jumped into the Republican primary, he was breathing the kind of right-wing fire that supposedly plays with Christian conservatives. Both men represent what we dread most in politics: Creatures of situational ethics, passionately telling you whatever you want to hear, whether they believe it or not. The only difference between the two is that Romney apparently accomplished things while in office, something we’re still waiting on from Kucinich. While most of Romney’s money came from Cincinnati – can’t we get a divorce from that city? – the fact that he got $500,000 more in Ohio contributions than any other candidate’ speaks to how easy we’re deceived. Just throwing out an idea here, but maybe the greatest gift we could provide the nation is suspending our own right to vote. – Pete Kotz

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