Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Values? Character? GOP Dodging those Pesky Issues

In light of the Cunningham, Abramoff, and Foley scandals, Republicans are taking a beating on "values" and "character." No where is that more pronounced than in Ohio -- which had it's own state-wide GOP scandal: Coingate.

Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell (left) is going down in flames in the Governors Race, just two years after he led the triumphant charge for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages in Ohio. From the Washington Post:

"As the Republican candidate for governor, Blackwell has been counting on values voters to do for him this year what they did for the party in 2004. But the culture wars are being eclipsed as a voting issue by economic worries and Republican scandals that have altered the political dynamic here in striking ways."

Most polls show Blackwell trailing Democrat Ted Strickland (right)by double digits. (WashPost)

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