Strickland prepares to go Back to the Future

In a discussion with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Gov. Ted Strickland was asked about the health care debate and his experience losing his seat in Congress in 1994.

The money quote:

“…the American people do not reward failure.”

With that in mind, consider this:

  • Ohio has lost 184,900 jobs over the last 12 months.
  • Ohio has lost 339,900 jobs since Ted Strickland became Governor.
  • Ohio has lost 399,200 jobs since the last national recession ended in November of 2001. Twenty-three states lost jobs during this period, and only Michigan fared worse than Ohio.