Back to your local site:
 


Related sites

Knight Ridder Washington Bureau: Making sense of Washington and the world.


Knight Ridder election blogs
  • Hot off the Trail
  • Life of the Parties
  • Ozblog
  • Ohioblog
  • Campaign Extra!
  • Infomaniac: WeBlog
  • Free-Fire Zone
  • Debate This!


  • Blogroll
  • Jay Rosen's PressThink
  • Yahoo's Blog Roundup
  • Feedster's Politics Page
  • Technorati Election Watch
  • Romenesko
  • CyberJournalist
  • Lost Remote
  • TV Newser
  • Blogging of the President
  • Tapped
  • Nat. Review's The Corner
  • The Command Post
  • Daily Kos
  • Campaign Desk
  • Scripting News
  • Roger L. Simon
  • Matt Welch
  • KausFiles
  • ABC's The Note
  • Tacitus
  • Power Line
  • Blogs for Bush
  • OxBlog
  • Talk Left
  • Political Wire
  • Glenn Reynolds: Instapundit
  • Jeff Jarvis: Buzzmachine
  • Talking Points Memo
  • Betsy's Page




  • Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal





    Wednesday, October 06, 2004

    Cleveland's poor moment 

    Moderator Gwen Ifill of PBS asked one question about the economy that hit home. ``Mr. Vice President,'' she said, ``the Census Bureau ranks Cleveland as the biggest poor city in the country: 31 percent jobless rate. You two gentlemen are pretty well off. You did well for yourselves in the private sector. What can you tell the people of Cleveland or people of cities like Cleveland that your administration will do to better their lives?''

    Cheney offered this: ``I think probably the most successful thing we can do with respect to ending poverty is to get people jobs.'' (Oh really?) The vice president went on to explain that jobs grow in a business friendly environment and where students are well educated. ``We're making significant progress,'' he said.

    Edwards spoke of the Kerry plan to eliminate tax cuts for companies sending jobs overseas and to balance the federal budget so U.S. interest payments do not eat away at potential prosperty. With incentives to keep jobs in America, Edwards said an administration he is part of would not join the Bush-Cheney administration as one losing jobs - the first in 70 years to do so.

    Neither answer was sufficiently detailed but at least Edwards acknowledges that Ohio has a problem.

    posted by Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal at 10:34 AM



     Latest posts

       •  Blackwell goes back to the well
       •  The scorecard
       •  The One-Armed Man weeps
       •  No guts, no glory
       •  The debate in one Cleveland and life in the other
       •  Nothing provisional about democracy
       •  Let 'em eat LCDs
       •  Could you repeat that?
       •  You want polls? We got polls
       •  You can say that again, Mr. President


     Archives
       •  July 2004
       •  August 2004
       •  September 2004
       •  October 2004
       •  November 2004


    XML-RSS feed










    About Realcities Network | About Knight Ridder | Terms of Use & Privacy Statement

    Copyright 2004 Knight Ridder. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of any
    of the contents of this service without the express written consent of Knight Ridder is expressly prohibited.