John Boehner gets a Primary Challenger
From Howard Wilkinson in The Enquirer:
Manfred R. Shreyer, a German-born businessman from Preble County, is taking on one of the GOP’s top national figures, Rep. John Boehner of West Chester.
Shreyer, who lives in Eaton, where he runs a restaurant, said he’s unhappy with the Republican minority leader, saying he spends too much time as a talking head on TV news programs and on the road raising money for Republican candidates, and not enough time taking care of his six-county district.
“We expect our representatives to be working for the people in this district, not out working on his tan and politicizing national issues,” Shreyer said in a release announcing his candidacy.
His web site is quirky. Boehner certainly deserves to be picked on for supporting the TARP bailout. But his critique of NAFTA should send up all types of red flags to conservatives, as he sounds too much like Sherrod Brown and Pat Buchanan. About 55% of Ohio’s exports go to Canada and Mexico, and the last thing the state needs is for the Federal government to make trade more difficult.