Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
As Ohioblog promised, here's another update from The Dispatch's subscription Web site where the Columbus newspaper's statewide political tour is posted: Today, Western Ohio.
In this part of the state, reporter Alan Johnson's job was confirming conventional political wisdom. He did a nice job of it. Got some strong statements from staunch Republicans in this piece of the swingstate where, ``God, family and country are touchstones.''
Without ignoring the urban-suburban divide between Dayton and Montgomery County, Johnson knew he should be listening to people such as 78-year-old Jess Fourman, a Darke County retired farmer.
``Most of the country folk, they're Republicans,'' Fourman told Johnson.
Just how Republican, Mr. Fourman?
``I flip channels when I see the Kerry ads come on.''
- Steve Love
posted by Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal at 10:19 AM
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