Sunday, August 19, 2012


* The Gainesville Sun showed the lack of enthusiasm for the Romney-Ryan ticket in Florida with this little item:  "......hundreds of supporters in The Villages came out in droves Saturday to catch a glimpse of Paul Ryan...."

One of the largest retirement communities in Florida with a population of over 60,000, could only muster "hundreds" of attendees for Paul Ryan.  The Villages was built by one of Romney's buddies.  The people that buy homes in this retirement community obviously can afford homes valued from $60,000 to over $1.2 million.  These retirees are not the ones that would have financial difficulty with a voucher program for Medicare.  The elderly widows that are living on $700/month from Social Security are the ones that would suffer the most.

***** Jon Husted, the Ohio Secretary of State, has shut down early voting on weekends in Ohio.  Husted wants to be governor of Ohio, but these games he is playing with people's voting rights is shameful.  Now Husted wants to fire 2 members of the Montgomery Board of Elections for disagreeing with him.

Jon Husted wants to fire Tom Richie and Dennis Lieberman, both Democrats on the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Isn't it odd that Richie and Lieberman questioned Jon Husted's legal residency in 2009?  Husted owned a home in Montgomery County, but utility records did not show evidence of him actually living in the home, which was in the district he represented as a state senator.  At the time, more people had seen him with his wife and children in a Columbus suburban home. 

Is Jon Husted interested in fair elections in Ohio or just paying back the trouble they gave him in 2009 (see ProgressOhio for details)?