Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Man's Gotta Do What a Man's Gotta Do . . .

. . . and for 3rd District Senator David Goodman, that means going negative against his appealing Democratic challenger, Emily Kreider. From Ohio2006:
This could be the cheesiest attack ad ever. Having failed to make an impression as a legislator, State Sen. David Goodman (R-New Albany) is trying to portray opponent Emily Kreider (D-Westerville) as an "incumbent" and himself as a "challenger" by running a TV spot that says "for the past 12 years official records show Emily Kreider failed to vote on important issues like schools, critical care for senior citizens and emergency services," and referring to himself as "leadership for a change." It makes her sound like an elected official and him as a breath of fresh air, doesn't it? No, Kreider hasn't held office. The ad is referring to levies and ballot issues in special and primary elections. Few people vote in all elections, and although Kreider missed the general election in 2002 she has voted in every general, primary and special election since 2003. Goodman has been in the General Assembly since his appointment to the House in 1998, so the "leadership for a change" theme is pure fiction.
A comment on the post notes that according to the Franklin County Board of Elections, Goodman has himself missed eight elections since February 2001.


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