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Neal levine

And Eric Erickson just put the kabosh on him.

Steve Fought

Kasich skips Great Lakes meeting just as the water quality is becoming an issue. This is a specific example of how his presidential aspirations are hurting the state of Ohio.

His attack on government subsidies, which he made when campaigning in South Carolina, puts his commitment to keeping the Jeep Wrangler in question.

No question the state is being asked to pony up money to Fiat Chrysler. Either Kasich misled the good people of South Carolina when he condemned subsidies or he's putting his politics ahead of Toledo.

Steve Fought

Walker? Here.
Snyder? Here.

R. Gregory Stein

Running for President is more important than representing Ohio's interests in protecting the water in Lake Erie that is critical to the well being of Ohio's people and businesses. Why should the people of Ohio expect Gov. Kasich to put the interests of Ohioans first? After all, he is only the chief executive officer and top elected official in our state. But who do we have to blame for electing such a person who puts his state second? We the people. The large majority of those who took the time to vote elected him. So this what we get. A guy who really wants to be President and not the Governor of Ohio.


Good stuff, Tom, but it only adds to my cynicism. It seems there is no real political will to effectively deal with the ecological reality we are living. Could do some reporting on the bottled water industry. I'm particularly interested in the quality of the water on the market. We drink Absopure. Maybe an analysis by a lab at UT could be a part of it.

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