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