The Democrats have made another fatal error in their attempt to regain any power in the State of Ohio come November. The Democratic Party here in Ohio, along with outside influence from powerful party leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer from New York have forced a viable candidate out of the Ohio Senate race. Paul Hackett is the kind of guy that the Dems need if they want to win anything this year. The man is a Marine Corps Reservist and is a veteran of the war in Iraq. He seems to be a political moderate and someone I believe this state could actually relate to in an election. Many people still dont know who he is, but he actually almost won a congressional seat last year during a special election in one of the most Republican parts of Ohio. Instead of having candidates like Hackett represent their party, the Democrats would rather let people like Sherrod Brown attempt to end the Republican's reign. This could not be more stupid. First of all Sherrod Brown is a Liberal, and his policies will never get him a majority of the moderate vote in this state. All one needs to do is look at the man's credentials for proof that he is a legislative failure. I live in Brown's 13th District, and right now it is a disaster. Jobs are leaving here at an unbelievable rate and Sherrod has been nowhere to be found.
Recently the Lorain Ford Plant, which has been a staple of the community for years, has completely shut down terminating thousands of jobs. During the whole ordeal I did not hear any kind of statement from Brown about the situation, which I do not understand. Sherrod Brown is as weak as they come on national defense and terrorism and his voting record proves it. At a time like this, he is not the kind of person I want representing my state in the Senate. Perhaps his only plus is his experience as a politician. I think he is a 7 term congressman and before that he was a big-wig in state politics. But that alone should not be what makes him a better candidate than Hackett. I personally would not vote for either one of them, Ill take Mike Dewine over both anyday of the week. However this just proves that the Democratic Party fails to understand the type of people it takes to win major elections in this country and they should not expect any success until they wise up.