This Is Perfect
Well, I suppose that the John Hritz cloud had as silver lining after all.
This morning, Tim Ryan’s hometown newspaper reported he won’t be challenging RINO Mike in the general election. This is great news for the effort to replace Mike DeWine with a REAL Republican. After failing to recruit Ted Strickland, Sherrod Brown, and now Ryan, the Democrat Party’s last best hope of finding someone who can even make this a race lies with Paul Hackett.
Let’s be honest, Paul Hackett is nothing more than a flash in the pan. Sure, he had a good run in the August special election, but that was against Jean Schmidt, an fairly inept candidate who took the Republican majority in the Ohio 2nd for granted. What’s more, good run or not, he still lost!
Plus, even if (and this is a pretty big “if) Hackett has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the general election, he hasn’t even decided if he’s going to run yet. And let’s face it, after the Eric Fingerhut disaster last year the Democrats are better off just walking away from Ohio if Hackett says no.
Any Republican worth his or her salt is all but assured to an easy victory in November, so let’s not hear any more of this “but a messy primary could give the Democrats a chance to take seat” crap. I’m not buying it.
Here’s for hoping that Bob McEwen has one more good fight in him.