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Romney in Ohio today REFUSES to endorse Issues 2 & 3

I can’t tell the rest of you how important Issues #2 & #3 are in Ohio. After all, “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.”

Issue #2, if passed, would uphold Governor Kasich’s SB5 which is similar to Scott Walker’s union bill in Wisconsin. The Ohio Democratic Party “waged war” after Kasich signed the bill into law and (after all, UNIONS feel they are losing more and more of their grip…) and obtained enough signatures to put the issue in front of Ohio voters this November.

A “yes” vote on Issue #3 would allow Ohioans to opt out of the mandatory H/C portion of Obamacare. Two major issues which could have major consequences for the rest of the nation. I can’t tell all of you how hard Conservatives in Ohio have been working to ensure passage of both these issues.

But in a stunning revelation today as Governor Romney paid a visit to Ohio, specifically a phone bank in Terrence Park where people were making calls to urge passage of both Issues 2 & 3, Romney refused to talk to the press but instead announced to Ohio GOP Chair Kevin Dewine he would not endorse either issue 2 or 3. A major blow to the morale of everyone in Ohio and to this writer, a clear indication that Romney, even though he claims, is not a true Conservative.

CNN’s Peter Hamby put this tweet out:

“I’m not saying anything one way or the other about the two ballot issues,” Romney told DeWine. “But I am supportive of the Republican party’s efforts here.”

According to the Examiner Washington the Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch, The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Tim Pawlenty and multiple mayors have backed Kasich’s law.

It’s probable to this writer Romney’s refusal to endorse Issue #3 stems from his failed RomneyCare while he was governor.

But as a candidate for the highest office in the land, the obvious question is:

How can anyone expect Romney after this debacle to fight the unions if he becomes president?

I hope all the other Republican candidates are paying attention…

Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks

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Deplorable Reagan Conservative. Pro-life, pro 2A. Waiting for Obama's "legacy" to be undone. Twitter: @LadyImpactOhio "We the People tell government what to do. It does not tell us."__Ronald Reagan in his farewell speech.

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  1. No, too many folks would rather play gladiator games over gardasil and gotcha questions from the leftist MSM rather than look at substantive indicators of conservatism.

    What good does it do to talk about being conservative if you refuse to take action (or even support) to breaking the stranglehold of public employee unions over our elected officials, which is an absolutely imperative necessity to reverse the direction of government growth from its impending event horizon.

    Mr. Romney just does not understand that the current labor movement is incompatible with conservative governance and that the two cannot coexist. This is a political life-and-death issue. Mr. Romney is supporting “death” here.

    If our other candidates don’t take on this issue, then they don’t “get it” either, which bodes ill for our nation’s future regardless of the 2012 results.

    • Yes Civil. This is a real blow to people in Ohio, me included, who have been working hard over the last months to ensure passage of both these issues.

      It will just make our work these next 2 weeks all the more difficult.

      Twit is all abuzz about this so I have no doubt the other candidates are well aware of this.

      At least we know Romney’s “true colors” well in advance.

  2. I agree it is a blow to the people of Ohio but Flipper knows damn good and well where campaign money comes from and Unions are a source, at least for the brand of Republicans that sport one horn on their nose.

  3. Romney is POS squish my problem with this whole story is how badly this is polling, the left is 25 points up w/this crap, what is wrong with Ohio? do that not realize they CANNOT afford the unions anymore? nor can anyone else!

    • It’s not Ohio – it’s that too many conservative leaders think it’s one election or one legislative session that’s needed and then we can go home. Too many don’t realize that we are on the verge of a permanent leftist one-part rule – the status quo is no more. The left on the other hand has been fighting for 70+ years to get to this point and know that the last one standing wins.

      So while conservatives with money and organizations basked in glory and refused to take seriously the evidence of a leftist counterattack (and drew the wrong conclusion from Wisconsin), leaving Ohio conservatives underdefended, the left mobilized nationally all their forces because they know that union power is their hill to die on.
      That, and an inability to change the media messages.
      What discourages me is that I don’t see conservatives waking up.

    • Jaded, you have no idea how Ohio has been bombarded. I get all the emails. Multiple ones everyday. OFA, Obama, We are Ohio, Progressives Ohio, ODP Chair Redfern, SEIU, AFSCME, DFA.Plus they are running ads with a granny saying if 2 fails “her house will burn down.” Take a look at the one below:


      We are at war here in Ohio.
      There was a firefighter in our local TP who was very active. When 2 came about he quit.

  4. Oh, and might I add. I was at a kick-off for Joe the Plumber tonight. He is running against Kaptur in #9. Toledo area. Everyone was talking about how all their pro-Issue 2 signs have “disappeared.” None to be found. Anywhere. I am sure the unions have their thugs masquerading as pro 2 and going in to GOP HQ and asking TPs for them and tossing them in the garbage.

  5. Hopefully, this will just draw more attention to the issue. I can’t believe OH wants to go the way of California.

    If Romney thinks he can go far enough left to win the public employee unionista vote and still get Rs to vote for him, he’s lost his mind. But this shows a real lack of initiative on his part. If he can’t see what these unions are doing to public coffers, he’s not anywhere near smart enough to be our Pres.

    And if he sees it and won’t fight it, he’s not anywhere near good enough to be our President. Either way, he loses.

  6. Via Toledo Blade today:
    Flip-flopper flip flops again and “changes his mind.”
    “I’m sorry if I created any confusion in that regard. I fully support Gov. (John) Kasich’s — I think it’s called Question Two in Ohio. Fully support that,” Romney said, referring to the Issue Two ballot initiative, after visiting a local GOP office in the Washington suburbs. “Actually, on my website, I think back as early as April, I laid out that I support Question Two and Gov. Kasich’s effort to restrict collective bargaining in Ohio.”

    https://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2011/10/26/Former-Mass-Gov-Romney-changes-stance-says-he-supports-anti-union-law-in-Ohio.html

    Damage already done MITT.

  1. No, too many folks would rather play gladiator games over gardasil and gotcha questions from the leftist MSM rather than look at substantive indicators of conservatism.

    What good does it do to talk about being conservative if you refuse to take action (or even support) to breaking the stranglehold of public employee unions over our elected officials, which is an absolutely imperative necessity to reverse the direction of government growth from its impending event horizon.

    Mr. Romney just does not understand that the current labor movement is incompatible with conservative governance and that the two cannot coexist. This is a political life-and-death issue. Mr. Romney is supporting “death” here.

    If our other candidates don’t take on this issue, then they don’t “get it” either, which bodes ill for our nation’s future regardless of the 2012 results.

    • Yes Civil. This is a real blow to people in Ohio, me included, who have been working hard over the last months to ensure passage of both these issues.

      It will just make our work these next 2 weeks all the more difficult.

      Twit is all abuzz about this so I have no doubt the other candidates are well aware of this.

      At least we know Romney’s “true colors” well in advance.

  2. I agree it is a blow to the people of Ohio but Flipper knows damn good and well where campaign money comes from and Unions are a source, at least for the brand of Republicans that sport one horn on their nose.

  3. Romney is POS squish my problem with this whole story is how badly this is polling, the left is 25 points up w/this crap, what is wrong with Ohio? do that not realize they CANNOT afford the unions anymore? nor can anyone else!

    • It’s not Ohio – it’s that too many conservative leaders think it’s one election or one legislative session that’s needed and then we can go home. Too many don’t realize that we are on the verge of a permanent leftist one-part rule – the status quo is no more. The left on the other hand has been fighting for 70+ years to get to this point and know that the last one standing wins.

      So while conservatives with money and organizations basked in glory and refused to take seriously the evidence of a leftist counterattack (and drew the wrong conclusion from Wisconsin), leaving Ohio conservatives underdefended, the left mobilized nationally all their forces because they know that union power is their hill to die on.
      That, and an inability to change the media messages.
      What discourages me is that I don’t see conservatives waking up.

    • Jaded, you have no idea how Ohio has been bombarded. I get all the emails. Multiple ones everyday. OFA, Obama, We are Ohio, Progressives Ohio, ODP Chair Redfern, SEIU, AFSCME, DFA.Plus they are running ads with a granny saying if 2 fails “her house will burn down.” Take a look at the one below:


      We are at war here in Ohio.
      There was a firefighter in our local TP who was very active. When 2 came about he quit.

  4. Oh, and might I add. I was at a kick-off for Joe the Plumber tonight. He is running against Kaptur in #9. Toledo area. Everyone was talking about how all their pro-Issue 2 signs have “disappeared.” None to be found. Anywhere. I am sure the unions have their thugs masquerading as pro 2 and going in to GOP HQ and asking TPs for them and tossing them in the garbage.

  5. Hopefully, this will just draw more attention to the issue. I can’t believe OH wants to go the way of California.

    If Romney thinks he can go far enough left to win the public employee unionista vote and still get Rs to vote for him, he’s lost his mind. But this shows a real lack of initiative on his part. If he can’t see what these unions are doing to public coffers, he’s not anywhere near smart enough to be our Pres.

    And if he sees it and won’t fight it, he’s not anywhere near good enough to be our President. Either way, he loses.

  6. Via Toledo Blade today:
    Flip-flopper flip flops again and “changes his mind.”
    “I’m sorry if I created any confusion in that regard. I fully support Gov. (John) Kasich’s — I think it’s called Question Two in Ohio. Fully support that,” Romney said, referring to the Issue Two ballot initiative, after visiting a local GOP office in the Washington suburbs. “Actually, on my website, I think back as early as April, I laid out that I support Question Two and Gov. Kasich’s effort to restrict collective bargaining in Ohio.”

    https://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2011/10/26/Former-Mass-Gov-Romney-changes-stance-says-he-supports-anti-union-law-in-Ohio.html

    Damage already done MITT.

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