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Friday, April 28, 2006


Over the years in American politics, communications have expanded by taking on innovative roles and increasing methodological approaches. We go back as far to the days of FDR when newspapers and previews in movie theaters began to showcase the developments of this American leader while spinning a message to the public. Even back then, it was evident of the sources this communication encompassed: certain entities in society with vested interest in an American Presidency funneling out his message to voters.Onward we go to the days when television ads crossed over to the experimental phase and politicans that could afford to, took a stab at a small screen debut. Each President (and those elected officials within their era) can be given a label of "the first newspaper president," "the first radio president," and "the first television President." In each of these entities respectively, individuals accountable for each candidacy provided a viable source in which developments could be traced back to discover the trend-setting strategies to influence society.

Now here we are, in 2006, when the youngest form of these communication tools has reached an ultimate peak: The Internet. Whether or not Gore created it, the use of websites in public office and campaigns, and the giant push of Dean in 2004 to revolutionize fundraising over the web, has been a landmark in American politics in the start of this decade.

More recently, readers have been introduced to a new galaxy: The Blogosphere. This creation, featured in everything to online photo albums, sports pages, to personal pages, and now political races, is a risky invention. The ability to provide a viable source at times is near impossible. No one can filter through and find a definite identity of authors on the web, a true reason behind the content, or the goal of which a message is seeking. We at Ohio 13, like many, feel we maintain a particular viability in what we post. However, we are mindful of the consequences of influence. In regards for the full respect of each voter in the 13th district, those that will ultimately have the say in this primary race, we release the endorsement from Ohio 13:


Ohio 13 is not going to pretend to trick you one way or the other. We do not hate on the candidates. We try to be fair. We have written about many things, and have considered many of yours. We are tickled by the quelms of each candidate, and the responses rendered by many of you. We are not the Cleveland Plain Dealer, we are not a radio station, we are not a labor organization, nor a public official. We encourage each of you to make your own endorsement by voting next Tuesday to get your voice heard. On the other our next post, we will provide a synopsis of our prior posts and the qualities we feel have been exemplary of each candidate. Until then, keep up the fight!


Blogger scott bakalar said...

It has taken me three days to figure this out.

At first I was disappointed, you know like when you get socks for Christmas but you really wanted a BB gun? I was really looking forward to an Ohio13 Blog endorsement.

Then a bit testy, thinking you guys took the easy way out by endorsing no one.

Tonight I see, on the eve of Primary
Day, the absolute genius of your silence and non-choice: There actually is no one running worthy of an endorsement. No one has set themselves apart, pulled away from the pack - many votes will be cast tomorrow with a "lesser of many evils" or "the devil you know" mentality.

Is that anyway to run an election?

8:39 PM

Blogger OHi3 said...

Sitting here, waiting for results, I must respectfully disagree with you. The process actually has become so disagreeable, I think, that even some of the candidates dont have the stomach for it anymore.

I have made it clear on this blog before that I am a Tom Sawyer supporter, and, so, with that disclosure once again, and also because the voting is done (it is 7:37 p.m. Voting Day), I will say that I think Betty Sutton was an absolute disgrace to herself on this one, and, additionally, to The Party. I will also never give another dime to Emily's List in my life. I don't understand what they were thinking, but, as a female too, the words that came to mind as a result of their weirdness were "Sluttin Sutton." Their actions were unconsciable, esp. since Betty knows Tom better, or if she is really so dumb as to think what she was publishing was based in some sort of fact, and/or didn't care, she deserves to never stand for public office again.

4:47 PM


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