Thursday, April 06, 2006

Blackwell flip-flops on his own platform

In a Cleveland Plain Dealer news article about the recent University of Akron poll, we get this latest nugget quote from the Blackwell campaign:

"Ken Blackwell's message is not T-E-L. Ken Blackwell's message is reining in government spending and spurring economic growth in Ohio," LoParo said.
Hat tip: Ted Strickland for Governor blog.

I've seen some amazing political flip-flops in my life, but I've never seen a candidate actually distance himself from his own platform. After all, TEL was an initiative of the Blackwell campaign and been his signature issue. Now, one day after the University of Akron's poll shows it only has 39% support and it's support has been dropping, it's suddenly "not his message."

Looks like TEL is getting orphaned. How sad.

I can hear it now in Blackwell's campaign HQ:

"TEL? TEL? Never heard of it, and no, I don't know how it got in here, either."
Talk about your politicians with their fingers in the wind.

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