Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ORP Having Trouble Finding An AG Candidate?

Last week the name du jour that was being mentioned as an Attorney General candidate to run against Rich Cordray was Stephanie McCloud. Everyone knows who she is, right? She's the daughter of what's-his-name.

It now appears that there isn't even a "what's-his-name". From the Canton Repository:

The party's central committee was supposed to vote on a candidate at its meeting June 21, but it had no one to vote on. That's because a 26-member screening committee meeting the day before didn't have anyone to interview or recommend.


What a grand opportunity the ORP has in the possibility of defeating a big Democrat. Too bad they don't have anyone interested in the job. According to one rumor I have heard they actually have a candidate that is one of three individuals. The story line is that a phone survey was conducted on all three individuals and supposedly it was found that all three would be able to defeat Cordray. The storyline also says that the individual that has been chosen has never run for a statewide office. The clincher is that no one is talking.

I can only think of one person who fits that bill and I think he is still holding out on the prospect of being selected for the veep position- Rob Portman. The Republicans don't have to name a candidate until August 20th but if they intend to run a "no-name", as much time as possible will be required to get some semblance of name recognition. Portman transcends that requirement.

I don't think this is going to happen, so color me skeptical.