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Ohio Democrats: the best that MONEY can BUY

[F]or the last two weeks . . . state and national Democratic Party leaders have urged [Paul Hackett, an Iraq war veteran and popular Democratic candidate in Ohio for Senate] to drop his Senate campaign and again run for Congress.
WHY did Democrats dump Hackett?
[I]n Ohio, [incumbent congressman] Brown's name is GOLDEN. It's just that simple."

Mr. Fern added that Mr. Brown's fund-raising abilities made him the better Senate candidate. By the end of last year, Mr. Brown had already amassed $2.37 million, 10 times what Mr. Hackett had raised.

Please note that there's no mention of whether Brown best represents the people of Ohio.

What does Hackett have going for him?
Hackett said he was unwilling to run for the Congressional seat because he had given his word to three Democratic candidates that he would not enter that race.

"The party keeps saying for me not to worry about those promises because in politics they are broken all the time," said Mr. Hackett, who plans to return to his practice as a lawyer in the Cincinnati area. "I don't work that way. My word is my bond."
The man has INTEGRITY! If Hackett was elected to the Senate, the people of Ohio could TRUST him! Isn't that NOVEL?
"Hackett is seen by many as a straight talker, and he became an icon to the liberal bloggers because he says exactly what they have wished they would hear from a politician," Ms. Duffy said. "On the other hand, the Senate is still an exclusive club, and the party expects a certain level of decorum that Hackett has not always shown."
What a load of crap. They're afraid of him, not because he's uncouth, but because he is HONEST.

Democrats and Republicans, two peas in a corporate pod. Corrupt to core. They both need to go.

If I lived in Ohio, I would urge Hackett to run independently.


At Tuesday, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Thor said...

This is why, for example, reversion to state legislature election of US Senators might actually be more democratic in sense of actually representing interests of people and state.

For by the present election method--amendment for which accompanied two other legislative acts, regarding the Federal Reserve Bank and the Income Tax--the fractional-reserve money power is best enabled to control and dictate elections.

Of course such election reform would only be smaller part in necessary larger Constantinian Christian revolution featuring New Testament Conspiracy theory-analytic-template.

At Tuesday, February 14, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

I was really upset about Hackett as well.

That said...he honestly didn't have enough money, and you know politics has become one big money game.

It's sad. I hope he does run for office again, he's a great man.

At Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Blogger Jeff G said...

I guess if you wanna get into the ol' boys club ya gotta play the ol' boys game. Quid pro quo. Party leadership won't buck the system that supports them. They are the establishment...both parties. The entrenchment is too severe. I fear it'll require some sort of trauma to the system to shake loose the elite's grip on power.

At Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

Exactly Jeffy-Jeff: Constantinian Christian cultural rev. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Thor

At Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Blogger Frederick said...

This pisses me off to no end.


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