Brown -vs- DeWine: WaPo's Watching
Dear Friend,I've provided just a bit of the Washington Post article, along with a [link] which the newsletter didn't supply.
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This weekend, The Washington Post, The Columbus Dispatch, and The Associated Press all weighed in on the race, which conservative columnist George Will described as a "harbinger" for the 2008 presidential election.
I've included the full text of The Washington Post profile for you to read.
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Ohio Republicans Racing Storm Clouds
Liberal Democrat Brown Seeks to Block Reelection of Moderate Sen. DeWine
By Peter Slevin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 26, 2006; Page A04
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 25 -- Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) wants you to know he is not President Bush, whose popularity has plummeted.
Nor is he Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, who was fined for taking unreported gifts.
Or Texas Rep. Tom DeLay, who is under indictment.
Or Ohio Rep. Robert W. Ney, who is under investigation.
Yet the well-publicized troubles of DeWine's GOP colleagues are becoming one of the biggest obstacles to his election to a third term in November against an energized Democratic opponent, Rep. Sherrod Brown, and his long-thwarted party that smells a chance to paint red-state Ohio a shade of blue.
"Look, it's a tough climate," said DeWine, a battle-tested campaigner who remains undeterred. "My experience is that Ohio voters are fiercely independent. They make decisions on their own. They look at the candidates. That's been the history in Ohio, and I see no reason this election will be any different."
The only other commentary I'll add is that, DeWine still hasn't done enough to distance himself from this catastrophic Administration, and he is still an anti-choice politician. Those are my two, emminently rational and quite substantial, reasons for lending the Silly Humans' forum, humble in reach though it may be, to candidate Sherrod Brown.
And if any representatives of Sherrod's should happen to be reading this, may I highly recommend buying your boss a copy of the latest Scientific American. Point him to the article by Pranad Bardhan entitled Does Globalization Help or Hurt the World's Poor, and do what you're able to make sure he reads it!
Or just show this post.
[Link] When Talk Gives Way to ActionBrown's knowledge of global trade has to have introduced him to Barnhan already.
Fortunately, the two sides of the globalization debate are--slowly--developing some measure of agreement. In many areas, advocates in both camps see the potential for coordination among transnational companies, multilateral organizations, developing country governments and local aid groups on programs to help the poor. Going beyond the contentious debates and building on the areas of emerging consensus and cooperation, international partnerships may be able to make a dent in the poverty that continues to oppress the lives of billions of people in the world. Here are some measures under discussion.
I can't stomache class warfare from any politician, regardless of their Party affiliation. Such is what Rep Brown's learned opinions border upon.