Conservative supports Mandel for U.S. Senate | The Columbus Dispatch

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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., above, has pledged to raise $100,000 for state Treasurer Josh Mandel, below, in his quest for a Senate seat.
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Heff

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Is he old enough to even drive?
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Demint started the recession
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it really is a shame about him... nice kid from the liberal bastion of ohio, had to turn out that way
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Something tells me this kid knows absolutely nothing about the real world. Just one of Ksicks little lap dogs.
Gotta tell ya

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I usually back DeMint's recommenadations.. but I see no reason to vote for Mandel. Yes, I know that Mandel served with valor in the Armed Forces. I got it. He told us... over and over and over. If that were the sole qualification for public service, fine. But that's all he has. It was good enough to knock off whomever he was running against the last time.. but Sherrod Brown is an actual politician.

Sorry, John Kasich sealed this young man's fate. He's an SB5 supporter. Enough said.
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Mandel might want to actually play at being Treasurer for his first term instead of just playing one on TV
Political Creationism

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Josh is a Stepford candidate. He is a creation of the Republican machinery. This endorsement cements his pedigree. It is too bad that his brain was stolen many years ago. He was a nice kid.

If the Democrats want to look somewhere to figure this out, just look deeply at his so called military "service."
This service was done to create political viability.

He is a younger, smarter, male version of Sarah Palin. He will be able to figure out who Paul Revere was in American history, but not a lot more. He has never actually had a real job outside of politics, but he takes orders really well.
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Ohio can't afford another 6 years of Sherrod Brown.
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Beedo wrote:
Ohio can't afford another 6 years of Sherrod Brown.
That is the real issue here. I will take just about anyone before we have to suffer with Sherrod Brown again. And the democRATs say Mandel is to aspiring in going after higher office.
Sherrod Brown has been on the public payroll for nearly 30 years. That is all he has ever done. Once again, it is OK for the dems to do it, but others cannot.
Flush Brown down in 2012. He is a stinking liberal/socialist bafoon.
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I have been a Republican voter my whole adult life and I do not like Sherrod Brown but Mandel has less experience for the Senate than Obama had for the Presidency. He will lose big and I refuse to vote for someone with so little experience. He needs to focus and appreciate the job he was recently elected for. Brown probably cannot believe his good fortune with how poorly the Republican Party in Ohio is handling this.
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Where does someone from South Carolina get off telling Ohioan who to vote for?
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wee been minted wrote:
Where does someone from South Carolina get off telling Ohioan who to vote for?
Maybe because he sees about a million Ohio license plates every day in his home state?

Anyway I like Sherrod Brown. 6 more years.
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So DeMint, one of the most BIGOTED politicians in the country is supporting Lil' Joshy Mandel??? The SAME Lil' Joshy who PROMISED to "serve out his full term and not seek other office if elected?"

Seems that if a Liar NEEDS the support of a notorious Bigot, he's DESPARATE.....
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Not a good sign for Mandel. Ohioans don't like extremes and this POS from SC is the definition of extreme. Plus, 2012 will be a Democratic year in OHio. Mandel's making a big mistake running in the first place and breaking his pledge to serve his full term as treasurer. Now he's compounding that by becoming associated with the likes of DeMint.
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vector wrote:
Something tells me this kid knows absolutely nothing about the real world. Just one of Ksicks little lap dogs.
He's got the pretty boy look.
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Wrong Idea wrote:
I have been a Republican voter my whole adult life and I do not like Sherrod Brown but Mandel has less experience for the Senate than Obama had for the Presidency. He will lose big and I refuse to vote for someone with so little experience. He needs to focus and appreciate the job he was recently elected for. Brown probably cannot believe his good fortune with how poorly the Republican Party in Ohio is handling this.
I agree. As a 32 year old registered Republican, and I just can't bring myself to vote for someone so remotely close to my age. The fact that the GOP is going this route, is amazingly shortsighted. It's like they've been completely taken over by the tea party. What's a fiscal conservative, socially moderate, regular joe, supposed to do?...
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Political Creationism wrote:
If the Democrats want to look somewhere to figure this out, just look deeply at his so called military "service."
This service was done to create political viability.
Careful. I agree that his military service was a "political resume builder" - he joined straight out of college (where he was OSU's undergraduate student government President for two years) during peacetime, and he didn't go to OCS in order to keep his commitment to a minimum. When the Iraq War started, he served in theater; his service was real, so "scare quotes" aren't necessary. But it was clearly done to bolster his political resume.
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He is a younger, smarter, male version of Sarah Palin. He will be able to figure out who Paul Revere was in American history, but not a lot more. He has never actually had a real job outside of politics, but he takes orders really well.
Ouch. I knew Josh personally when he was at OSU, and actually like(d?) him quite a bit. His ambition knows no bounds, and his meteoric rise (with little in the way of full-term successes) lends some credence to your comparison. He's a hell of a lot smarter than Palin, however.

I'm about 99% sure that if he won the Senate race, in 2016 he'd be eyeballing either the White House or the Naval Observatory.
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The guy was just elected Treasurer a few months ago. How about doing your job as Treasurer instead of running for another office?
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I am amazed that this little twerp would tie his wagon to an ignorant fool like DeMint! This fool will cause mandel to lose votes in this state.
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For sure wrote:
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Sherrod Brown has been on the public payroll for nearly 30 years.
So it is ok by you for Republicans to be on the payroll for that long? Look in the general assembly. How long was Kasich a Congressman? A State rep? How long should a CEO stay at his or her job in a business? Longevity in a job is not a bad thing. I am not sure where this warped sense of thinking comes from. Oh yeah... just remembered - TEA PARTY RADICALS LIKE YOU.

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