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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Why vote for Mike DeWine?

Some conservatives have decided it doesn't matter who wins so why bother voting. Whether it is dissatisfaction with votes on various issues (ANWR, immigration reform, etc), or concern about excessive government spending or anger over misbehavior of politicians from both parties some have declared a pox on both parties. While I understand the frustration, not voting doesn't make sense. Why should you vote for Mike DeWine (or the Republican running in your state)? There are several reasons. The most important reasons are judges, judges and justices.

Over the next 2 years President Bush will nominate people to fill dozens of federal judicial vacancies. Additionally, it isn't unreasonable to expect another opening or two on the Supreme Court. Democratic control of the Senate would mean decent and honorable judges like Chief Justice Roberts or Associate Justice Alito would have no chance of confirmation. The president would have to nominate moderate (ie: liberal) judges if he wants them confirmed by a Democratic senate.

Do you think judges don't matter? Consider yesterday's travesty of justice. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl reduced the prison sentence of a lawyer who assisted a terrorist client from 30 years to 28 months. Last week, this same judge sentenced an Air Force captain to 17 and a half years in prison for smuggling drugs into the country. I'm not saying the drug smuggler should have gotten off easy, but common sense says a crook helping terrorists plan mass murder is at least as bad as a crook smuggling drugs. However, Judge Koeltl feels the one crook deserves 8 times the punishment. If you want more judges like Koeltl stay home in November and let Democrats like Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy and Dick Durbin run the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Blogger Brian Duffy said...

I have actually had a change of heart or I should say gained some reason. Earlier in the year I stated on the MVCA Commentary and Journal that I would not vote for DeWhine ever again. Yet, I am realizing that I have to swallow this bitter pill. Why, because Brown is a rectal examination if elected. So it comes down to the bitter pill over the rectal examination.

The pill is going to make me sick, but the rectal…well, we know what that feels like.

5:09 PM

Blogger LargeBill said...


I'm in the same camp as you. I was opposed to DeWine in the primary. However, there is a big difference between a primary and a general election. In the primary I had an opportunity to vote for a better candidate and did so. In the general election DeWine is a clear choice over Brown.

Separately, DeWine would be breezing to an easy victory if he hadn't tried so hard the last few years to play the moderate who appeals to everyone. A wise man one said "If you try to please everybody you will end up pleasing nobody."

8:02 PM

Blogger Brian Duffy said...

Well said.

11:27 AM

Blogger Ben said...

I myself have never been a huge DeWine guy, but it isnt even a question that I will be voting for him. I think that is going to save him - people who havent always been his biggest fan relaizing how bad Sherrod Brown really is.

Do we really want to be represented by Voinovich and Brown?

12:39 PM


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