National Riffle Association Endorses Ted Strickland for Governor
His former Congressional district remains one of the poorest in the nation, but Ted Strickland’s years of pretending to like guns finally paid off. The First general election endorsement the NRA has made this cycle is to Gov. Strickland. I assumed there may be a duel endorsement, but was incredibly wrong. Yuck:
Sandy Theis fed this story to her liberal Plain Dealer protege Julie Carr Smyth here. John Kasich has repeatedly apologized for his vote on the assault weapons ban, noting that it doesn’t reduce crime. But Ted Strickland’s votes in Congress on guns are still better.
What is Gov. Strickland doing about the much needed restaurant/car carry legislation, which is being stalled by the anti-gun Democrat leaders in the Ohio House of Representatives? So far, Strickland remains silent.
And what are the limits of Ted’s support of guns? Does Ted support Vermont-style carry, where no permit is necessary?
Clearly, with Kasich’s voting record and an attorney general candidate Mike DeWine, I believe it can argued that the Ohio Democrats have, on paper, a more pro-gun ticket than Republicans do. So regardless of their polices which hurt Ohio’s economy and scare small businesses out of the state, Democrats are smart enough to know the importance of gun rights to the “bitter clingers” they privately detest.
Somewhere, Toby Hoover is crying.
Update: Here is Kasich’s response at the Voice of America TEA Party Rally with Willie Cunningham: