This is part of the problem with the Romney strategy. He recommended that everyone vote for whichever non-Drumpf candidate is in the lead in each state according to surveys. It sounds good in theory, but what if two candidates are tied in the polls, or nearly tied?
The most recent poll in Ohio puts all three contenders in a virtual tie: Drumpf 33%, Kasich 33, Cruz 27, margin of error 4.4 points.
March 12, 2016
Mitt Romney and others have urged us (anti-Trump Republican primary voters) to “vote strategically”: by voting for Rubio in Florida, Kasich in Ohio, and whoever is polling highest in each state before election day in that state.
But John Kasich is already a big part of the reason that Drumpf has won as many states as he has.
Arkansas primary results:
November 6, 2014
I’ve talked to a number of local-government officials in Ohio who are very critical of the state government’s cuts to the state Local Government Fund since Governor Kasich was elected in 2010. Some of the criticisms are covered in this Columbus Dispatch article, for example.
November 5, 2014
(Update, November 11th, 2014: Commemorative T-shirts now available!)
How badly did Democrats lose last night? So badly that NPR led one story this morning with the line “There is very little upside for Democrats in yesterday’s election results.” So badly that NPR headlined another story “Republican Candidates Swept; Democrats Wept”. So badly that NPR jokes that we need a new word to express how bad it was.
A few thoughts:
1: No Blue State Safe
November 4, 2014
While we work toward electing a better chief executive in 2016, now is a great time to start building a Republican majority in the Senate, both to take such steps as they can in 2015 and to pass a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare in 2017.
National Review has a timely editorial on the subject: “Obamacare: Unpopular as Ever”
November 4, 2014
If you live in the city of Cincinnati, one issue you will be able to vote on today is an amendment to the city charter, Issue 11. Current city councilman Kevin Flynn encourages us to vote for it.
The amendment makes these changes in the charter:
• Adds a general severability clause that says if one provision of the charter is found to be illegal or unenforceable, it does not adversely affect the remainder of the charter. It will replace the many redundant individual clauses currently scattered through the document.
October 30, 2014
(Looking for a different year’s voter guide? Click here.)
(See also the case for voting for Republicans in the general election.)
- List of “Judges Supported by Hamilton County Liberty Groups” (according to the Ohio Liberty Coalition)
- Thoughts on Hamilton County tax levies from Liberty Alliance Cincinnati (“dedicated to the principles of constitutionally limited government, free enterprise and fiscal responsibility”)
- (Wondering what 2014 Cincinnati Issue 11 is about?)
- Endorsements from the Ohio Citizens PAC (“Supporting fiscally responsible, Constitutionally conservative candidates”)