Thursday, July 08, 2010

LeBron Going To The Miami Heat And It May Be An Issue In Ohio Governor's Race

I am certain by now, you are aware that basketball star LeBron James is going to be playing for the Miami Heat in the next National Basketball Association campaign.
The residents of Cleveland and fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to jump into Lake Erie over this abomination.
So, what does this have to do with the Ohio governor's race?
Well, it appears that the incumbent governor, Democrat Ted Strickland, went so far as to participate in a parody of the 1980s moment of celebutard wailing, "We Are The World". It was done to encourage Mr. James to stay a member of the Cavs.
As Jim Geraghty, Mr. Campaign Spot, points out in this post, it looks like this is a nice little issue for Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich to pounce on.
In fact, Team Kasich said this in regards to the issue on Alan Colmes radio show:

“Alan, we’ve lost 400,000 jobs out here and the last guy I worry about is LeBron James. You know I mean, we all hope he’ll stay in Cleveland. We think we’ve got a great guy there that can turn everything around, but we got some serious problems,” Kasich said.
Kasich, flashing a bit of sports knowledge, did sympathize with Cleveland fans who are still waiting for a championship from the Cavs, Browns or Indians.
“It’d have been so great for the Cavs to be playing because Cleveland has struggled with its sports teams and we need a little, we need a little victory so we might need to steal some players out of New York to help us out,” Kasich told Colmes.

Great move on Mr. Kasich's part to feel the pain of Cleveland's hapless sports teams while making the overwhelmingly obvious point that Ohio is not leading the United States in job growth.
Mr. Kasich is a serious man and wants to be the governor of Ohio to bring the state back from the abyss.
Gov. Strickland thinks that worrying about one whole job is worth a song comes off as someone out of touch.
Well, John Kasich comes out on top on this one. And Gov. Strickland, along with that brain trust, Vice President Joe Biden, look rather foolish.
I'm sorry for Cleveland. As a Browns fan, believe me I feel pain every dead of winter as the Browns fight to flee the cellar. But there are some serious issues such as jobs. Jobs for those that need work. And Gov. Ted Strickland does not seem to get that.

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