“Still Afraid” And “Scheduling Conflict:” The Mess Surrounding Mike DeWine’s Campaign This Week
October 24, 2022
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STILL AFRAID TO FACE OFF. This is your weekly reminder that Mike DeWine is in trouble with Ohio voters and he knows it. That’s why he’s done everything from campaigning on Democratic victories to dodging debates to avoid unscripted moments. His lack of a real record also has him dodging joint newspaper editorial board meetings where, GASP, he’d have to defend himself. The latest, his flat-out refusal to meet with editors of the largest newspaper groups across Ohio. The USA Today Ohio network said “Republican Mike DeWine, Ohio’s current governor, declined to share his thoughts during the meeting. He has refused to participate in debates and public forums alongside Whaley.” The column continued sharing video and in-depth answers from Whaley on the issues critical to Ohio voters. Kind of tells you all you need to know. THIS WEEK’S “SCHEDULING CONFLICT.” Mike DeWine is supposed to meet with Cleveland.com’s Editorial Board this week, but our magic 8-ball says “don’t count on it.” We know DeWine’s staff is busy crafting this week’s “scheduling conflict” conveniently at the exact time of the joint virtual meeting with Nan Whaley. And if he does show up, we know he’s still not facing voters and answering to his record directly, since he’ll just be hiding behind a computer screen. If DeWine is so afraid to talk about what he’s done, he doesn’t deserve the job he has.
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