According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Governor Strickland has found someone to agree to be his running mate. And he’s announcing it tomorrow.
Interestingly enough, Jello Ted has chosen the absolutely worst possible news day in weeks past or to come to announce his pick for Lieutenant Governor.
As we all know, space in the news cycle is finite. There’s only so much attention that can be paid to everything that goes on in this great land of ours.
And Ted has chosen the same day as the special election in Massachusetts that has gripped the political world to announce his pick.
In other words, Ted wants this pick to be lost in the news cycle. Even waiting just one or two days would provide a massive difference in the amount of coverage the pick would receive.
The question is, why is he trying to minimize coverage? Is the pick that bad? Is it so obvious a third tier choice as we were reporting this weekend? Marsha Ryan? Zach Space? Yvette McGee Brown?
We’ll see tomorrow at 2:30!
UPDATE: The Dispatch is reporting a high likelihood that the pick will be Yvette McGee Brown. As we mentioned last week, it’s not an awful pick, but it’s clearly not a first or second tier pick that a Eric Fingerhut or Tim Ryan were known to be.
And of course, we all know who reported Yvette McGee Brown first.
I’m also hearing that McGee Brown may have some poor ratings from the Bar Association; something to do with temperament or some such. I’ll be trying to get confirmation on that if indeed she is the pick.
And finally, do ya think Strickland could be more transparent on why he made the pick? Yeesh.