April 25, 2011

Will Ken Blackwell Make Ohio Live the Nightmare Over Again?

Am I the only one that thinks Ken Blackwell stole that presidential election for George W. Bush back in the day? As such, it turns my stomach to realize that Blackwell wants to run for the U.S. Senate in Ohio.

Of course, like most GOP candidates nowadays ... Blackwell is timing his decision about entering the senatorial campaign on his upcoming book tour.

I'm trying to find comfort in the fact that Blackwell has been on a serious losing streak since his time as Ohio's Secretary of State. He was the GOP nominee for Ohio governor back in 2006 ... and he lost by more than 20 points. Later he ran against Michael Steele for the Republican National Committee chair ... and he got his butt kicked.

I guess that 'karma' has been full effect for Blackwell. I hope that 'karma' can take us through another election cycle. I'm simply not up to living the nightmare of having Ken Blackwell as my senator here in Ohio.


msladydeborah said...

I have no respect for Blackwell whatsoever! I sincerely believe when he was the SoS that the electorial process was tampered with by his office and party. I would not vote for him for a flea catcher much less any other office of responsibility.

Villager said...

Lady D - Hmmmmm ... I might could live with him being a flea catcher! :)

Villager said...

Cleveland Plain Dealer tells us the following: "From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, about the conservative Republican politico: "The field of potential Ohioans in a GOP primary for U.S. Senate has dropped by one, with Ken Blackwell saying that he is not running.

This comes as no surprise to political insiders who have suggested that the former Ohio secretary of state, while enjoying his will-he-or-won't-he dance with the press -- and selling his new book -- would never get in. His Tweet this afternoon left no doubt about his intentions -- 'I am not running for the United States Senate' -- or the stage on which he sees himself."

More: "Among the reasons for not running? Blackwell said that after serving as a Cincinnati mayor, Ohio treasurer and Ohio secretary of state, he'd prefer an executive position rather than a legislative one. (He did not mention that he ran for an executive-level position in 2006 but was defeated in Ohio's governor's race by Ted Strickland.) He also said that he has always vowed not to run for reelection past age 70 -- a commitment he could not keep if he were to win this race, because 'the next senator needs to make a two-term commitment.'"