Chandra lit up the crowd with a rousing stump speech in which he filleted practically every Republican in the statehouse, starting with Gov. Bob Taft, Attorney General Jim Petro and the woman he is licking his chops in anticipation of facing this fall, Betty Montgomery.
Chandra said that as the father of two-year-old triplet boys, he is often sleep-deprived and prone to "bad dreams'' when he does get in a few winks.
"I've had this strange dream - a nightmare really - that there was this big Republican campaign contributor who managed to get his hands on $50 million that was meant for Ohio's injured workers and invested it in rare coins and beanie babies.'' Then, he said, he dreamed that Petro and Montgomery, as attorney general and state auditor, ignored the disaster.
"Guess what?,'' he said. "This wasn't a dream. It really happened.''
Chandra, a second-generation Indian, led the audience in an exercise in how to pronounce his name: "Subodh" (rhymes with "abode"), "Chandra (rhymes with "tundra); and told them that they shouldn't feel that "a person who looks like me and who has a name like mine can't be elected.''
"For people who think that, I have two words,'' Chandra said. "Barack Obama.''
Subodh gets reviews like this everywhere he goes. Everywhere. He isn't just a rhetorical superstar either, he has a real plan to fix real problems and the intelligence and experience to actually do it.
We simply have to elect this guy. Donate or volunteer here.
Strickland didn't show, although he sent his wife Frances, an educational psychiatrist. Neither did State Sen. Marc Dann, the party-endorsed candidate for attorney general
Dann didn't show at the Columbus Statewide candidates forum either.
Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier told a judge Thursday there was only one way sexual predator and child molester Paul Kraft should leave prison
Columbus -- Attorney General Jim Petro said Wednesday that his decision to replace four law firms representing the University of Akron ultimately resulted in better service at a lower cost. University records, however, show that legal fees for UA's patent law work rose $246,842 the year after Petro made the change -- even though the work load remained about the same.Petro would take the governors mansion to a whole new level of cronyism and corruption. That's the good news. The bad news is that Blackwell is as incompetent as Bush
A link on the government Web site of Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell contains hundreds of Social Security numbers and birth dates on public documents stored there. The personal data are listed on nationally standardized forms submitted by citizens and corporations could be mined by any identity thief with Internet access. The specific forms aren
(Cleveland) As Ohio ranks 47th in the nation in job creation, one area in which Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell should be focusing is creating systems that provide opportunities for entrepreneurs. Instead, Blackwell has been creating opportunities for identity thieves who cost taxpaying Ohioans untold sums of money, time and aggravation every year. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bryan Flannery responded to security concerns with the Ohio Secretary of State web site.
Yes, Hackett was a loudmouth upstart who didn't understand how politics works. Yes, Brown is a policy nerd who got surprisingly sharp-elbowed as the campaign wore down. Yes, Hackett said Brown should wear a dunce cap. Yes, Brown shopped really lame oppo research to righty blogs. Yes, Hackett is continuing to trash Brown. Yes, Brown is continuing to trash Hackett. Get over it.Though I think Pho goes over the line here
You can do this. If George H.W. and Clinton could get together to raise disaster relief money, If Yitzhak Rabin could shake hands with Yassir Arafat, if I can live peacefully with my Steelers fan sister-in-law, you two get reach accomidation.I'm sorry buddy, but ya don't make peace with Steeler fans. Ever. Period. In the meantime I am sure operation "Blame Hackett : Blame Harder" will continue unabated, and this merry-go-round of the Senate race will continue to be blog fodder for quite some time.