The voters that destroyed SB5 at polls in 2011 haven't forgotten what Kasich tried to do to them. And they have been waiting quietly for 2014 to vote against Kasich. More so than voting for his opponent. That sentiment hasn't changed. The goal now is to deny Kasich the landslide he so much desires so Fitzgerald stands to garner more votes than the pundits think as a result. This has Kasich up nights.
September 2, 2014 at 7:49 a.m.
Kasich came to YSU because he is sweating the blow back that will happen as a result of SB5. He knows full well that 3 million voters out there handed him his head on a platter as a result of that issue and he also knows full well that those same voters would vote for a rock instead of him. Fitz isn't so bad. No worse than a Lehman Bros public pension asset thief.
August 22, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.
The repubs are worried. There are 3 million voters waiting to get even with Kasich over SB5.
August 11, 2014 at 6:27 p.m.
This is no different than Bush's DUI or Clinton smoking pot. Republicans can try to make hay all they want out this (which they are trying to do), but the fact of the matter is where the candidates stand on the issues. Fitzgerald stands to benefit from the publicity the repubs are generating about this story. Voters don't care about politician indiscretions. They care about what politicians do in office that affects them. And I know 3 million voters who destroyed Kasich's attempt at union busting who couldn't care less about Fitzgerald's indiscretions.
August 2, 2014 at 9:27 a.m.
If the academic commission has been in place since 2010, why isn't there the improvement they were supposed to bring? And why am I doing the Vindicator's job?
May 27, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.
What's the problem? The charter schools who don't have to report are no different than Kasich's JobsOhio, which also isn't subject to public scrutiny even though they are funded with taxpayer dollars. The silence is deafening on that so there isn't likely to be any noise made over charter schools. The public gets what they deserve.
March 30, 2014 at 10:53 p.m.
Fitzgerald also needs to present himself as an alternative to the extremist Kasich, who will be even more extreme if he wins re-election (you hear that union members?). I tend to agree with Knightcap. What's the plan Ed? You have my vote because I could never vote for Kasich (and didn't the first time), especially after what he did with SB5. But I would vote for anyone other than Kasich for that reason. There may not be enough people who think like I do but I can't imagine the 2 million plus voters who recalled SB5 will forget about it that quickly. Kasich is toxic to Ohio politics. Ed needs to articulate an alternative plan that voters want to embrace.
March 29, 2014 at 8:51 a.m.
Why is it that atheists are so angry all the time? If you don't believe, you have that right. No one said you have to believe in God. Even God says that. And he still loves you.
March 26, 2014 at 8:22 a.m.
Good article @questionreality. Maybe it will help to open some eyes. Integrity is doing what you should when no one is looking. If that incident is any indicator, Akron can have Tressel.
March 23, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.
Why would hiring Jim Tressel as university president make YSU a football powerhouse? What's he going to do? Run over to Beeghly between trustee meetings and give pointers to Wolford? Oh, he would probably lend support, as he would be expected to do in all departments, but he wouldn't be likely to interfere and he definitely wouldn't have time to deal with football minutia. YSU football is fun to watch but I'm sorry. It never has been and never will be the caliber of an Ohio State, etc. regardless how many times the AD sacrifices a game a year for the money by playing such schools. Stop measuring success in sports terms. That would be a good start.
March 22, 2014 at 10:19 p.m.