Friday, July 30, 2010

Dave Yost IS Establishment; Cozies Up to Bob Bennett

From a campaign update email:
Bob Bennett Signs on as Honorary Campaign Chair

As the campaign entered the final 100 days, the Yost for Auditor campaign announced former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett has signed on as honorary campaign chair.

Bennett has a legacy unmatched in Ohio political history - having served as Republican Party Chair during three straight sweeps of constitutional offices in 1994, 1998, and 2002.

"I've watched Dave Yost grow as a candidate over the past year and am committed to seeing him win this race," said Bennett. "After steady stewardship of the Auditor's offices by Republicans Jim Petro, Betty Montgomery, and Mary Taylor, many Ohioans have forgotten what it was like to have an activist using the Auditor's office for political gains. I remember the days of Tom Ferguson all too well - so I know how important it is for us to keep this important seat. I'll do all I can to make sure Dave Yost wins."

"I could not be prouder to have Bob Bennett lend his experience and expertise to our effort," said Yost. "He is a legend when it comes to winning statewide races. We're blessed to have his full support."
Dave Yost couldn't be prouder to be an establishment candidate. It is looking more and more as if the truth is that he was an establishment guy all along... Seriously? Bob Bennett??? What a hack that guy is... Dave, it's like I hardly know you...what happened?

I love it when peeps talk about Bennett like 2006 and 2008 didnt happen...

UPDATE: I just remembered some "stuff" from the primary. Up there in Cuyahoga County, Bennett was the Yost cheerleader, but "his" team wanted very little to do with Dave. When it appeared that Seth was going to take the endorsement, it was Bob Bennett who orchestrated the "let's all just get along because these are two great guys" nonsense. Of course, due entirely to Bob's political genius, Cuyahoga County GOP endorsed...SETH MORGAN.

It took this long for that guy to get on board...and that says something too.