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Irish_Dem

(52,710 posts)
1. A part of him is still decent.
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:05 PM
May 24

He has not gone off the total deep end like some of the nut jobs.
He did OK with covid issues.
But yes on other issues he is terrible.

DeWine values protocol.
Throwing a sitting US president off the Ohio ballot is apparently a bridge too far for him.

LisaL

(45,860 posts)
7. That ain't his motive at all.
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:16 PM
May 24

Either democrats vote to prohibit spending by foreign nationals, or republicans won't let Biden on the ballot.
So I very much doubt he has good motives whatsoever.

LisaL

(45,860 posts)
6. He is a sneaky one.
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:15 PM
May 24

The condition for allowing Biden on the ballot seems to be forcing democrats to vote to prohibit spending by foreign nationals.

Norbert

(6,148 posts)
3. DeWine is more of a Bush Republican which means he has no place in the tRump MAGA GOP
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:08 PM
May 24

and he doesn't really care. His political career is coming to a close.

I'm not a big fan of Mike DeWine but I like how he makes Husted and LaRose squirm every once in a while.

LisaL

(45,860 posts)
5. He ain't doing it out of goodness of his heart.
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:11 PM
May 24

Methinks he wants to make democrats look bad, if they refuse to vote to prohibit spending by foreign nationals in exchange for allowing Biden on the ballot.

LisaL

(45,860 posts)
4. Seems to be a "poison pill" scenario.
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:10 PM
May 24

Democrats don't want to vote to prohibit campaign spending by foreign nationals (there is a rich gentleman that donates a lot of money to liberal causes in OH), and republicans will allow Biden to be on the ballot if democrats vote to prohibit campaign spending by foreign nationals.

CincyDem

(6,617 posts)
8. Honestly, it's not like those foreign contributions to Dems has made much difference in the results.
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:19 PM
May 24

Sherrod is the only statewide Dem and every other race isn’t even close. Take the deal and move on.

Think. Again.

(12,052 posts)
9. No, he isn't...
Fri May 24, 2024, 06:02 PM
May 24

...he's a republican.

It's a little bit shocking that more than a few Democrats are so easily willing to instantly believe a rightwinger has suddenly become decent.

JohnnyRingo

(18,908 posts)
10. He's my Governor, and I've suspected he's a Never Trumper.
Fri May 24, 2024, 06:38 PM
May 24

He's never offered up an endorsement and I've never heard a word about DJT from him.
He did a presser for this and admonished his fellow republicans in pretty harsh terms. Says it's "unacceptable".
Oh! and he's including the ballot inclusion in a piece of legislation that bans foreign spending on ballot initiatives. He's still sore about that abortion measure we passed last year.

He's still a stone cold conservative republican and I would not leave your health care rights where he can get his hands on them, but Trump can be pretty off-putting to many.

TSExile

(3,223 posts)
12. Fellow Ohioan here...
Fri May 24, 2024, 06:44 PM
May 24

...and I totally agree with your assessments. He was one of the better R governors on covid, but I didn't buy his and his wife's "benevolent grandparents" act in their ads on Issue 1. In other words, a broken clock is right twice a day!!

JohnnyRingo

(18,908 posts)
13. "Dweeb" is the first word that pops into my head when I see him.
Fri May 24, 2024, 06:56 PM
May 24

I couldn't believe he beat Strickland. (was it Strickland?).
He also accepted Obama's Medicaid plan offered in the ACA, one of the few republican governors to do so.

Think. Again.

(12,052 posts)
15. aaaaand, there it is...
Fri May 24, 2024, 07:36 PM
May 24

"Oh! and he's including the ballot inclusion in a piece of legislation that bans foreign spending on ballot initiatives."

He's a rightwinger who sees an opportunity to get something that benefits him.

Think. Again.

(12,052 posts)
18. I agree....
Fri May 24, 2024, 08:09 PM
May 24

...if his heart had any goodness in it at all, he would be repulsed that his name is followed by a big "R" and he would denounce the anti-American ship-of-fools that is the republican "party".

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