The Strickland campaign team has used John Kasich’s support of NAFTA against him for months. It’s their tool for painting him as an “outsourcer”.
They’ve gone so far as to say things like…
“Given his record of supporting the outsourcing of Ohio jobs, unfair trade deals like NAFTA that cost Ohio hundreds of thousands of jobs…”
…in press releases.
They even spent millions making sure Ohioans knew about it when they made it a primary focus of their attack ads.
Now, for Ted’s sake, we’ll ignore the fact that when he had an opportunity to denounce NAFTA last year, he supported President Obama’s decision not to reopen the deal with Canada and Mexico.
But what’s particularly interesting is who Strickland is hanging out with all day today.
This President Clinton.
“Outsourcer-in-Chief”? “The man that cost Ohio hundreds of thousands of jobs”?
If Ted really believed those things, then I’d like to think he’d have the heart to not appear with the President.
That said, this is politics. Ted’s hypocrisy will likely go largely unnoticed simply because that’s the world we’ve created for ourselves.
But make no mistake, the voters will make him feel accountable for his failure to “Turnaround Ohio” in 49 days.