Mary Katherine Ham posts some key quotes from a recent interview with Ken Blackwell, and most were right up the red-meat conservative middle. However, Blackwell’s response to a question about mainstream media distortions and his use of blogs left a lot to be desired.
David All: How are you planning to counter the liberal MSM in Ohio, and are you working with bloggers?
“Here’s what they (Dems) worry about…as they sort of make the case that I gave this election, that I stole this election for Bush…when it gets exposure in the general community…Not one of them (state papers) has concluded, either on their editorial pages or in their news pages, that there was some major hijacking of this campaign,” he said, adding that of 176 Democrats who serve on the Board of Elections, “not one of them has come out and said that there was anything corrupt or untoward about this election.”
“Most people in Ohio understand that my choice was to take…those who believed in the rule of law and those who believe in voters without borders. I chose the rule of law,” he said, adding that Ohio handled its provisional ballots the exact same way as New York, Texas and Massachusetts did.
“They see my brand of conservatism as being strange…Ohio is used to electing governors that are dull and practical.”
“Nobody has ever accused me of not being able…to drive toward results…that enhance the quality of life for the people I serve. I don’t govern by the editorial pages. I have an ideology that I live and die by.”
That’s nice, and it’s true. But it doesn’t answer the question about countering lefty spin. Blackwell outlines what he wants to do to, not how he plans to do it.
Hey, Matt Naugle! Tell your guy that he has support in the Ohio blogosphere, and that Hugh Hewitt is promoting him too.