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Winning Ohio

Oct 9, 2008

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Ohio's a lot of things — country and metropolitan, mountainous and corn-producing — but easy to win it ain't. The diversity that makes it incredibly interesting also makes it difficult for politicians to craft winning messages that appeal widely. If you ask Governor Ted Strickland — clearly adept at winning over Ohioans — he'd say a message about fixing our rotten economy would do the trick. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain are paying a lot of attention to the state, and we've got some folks on who think they, too, know how to appeal to Ohioans across the state. If you live in Ohio — what's the message you're hearing? And if you've traveled within the state, did you hear that message change from county to county?

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