Southwest Ohio should come through for Cincinnati talent
COAST was lucky to have had Congressman Rob Portman as its featured speaker for its 2010 fundraiser, because it seems that he is going to be mighty busy from here out.
Rob Portman has won over Ohio
as he did
Ohio's 2nd Congressional District
Sunday, Washington Post columnist David Broder named Rob Portman "a man to watch" and "conceivably ... the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. "
Eastern Hamilton County, and Warren and Clermont Counties were fortunate to have a Representative such as Portman for 12 years, before that seat was assumed by the disgraceful Jean Schmidt.
COAST wrote earlier this year about Portman's conservative bona fides, especialy on the tax and spending front. Suffice it to say that he distinguished himself at a time when Congress and the White House were doing precisely the opposite.
Thus, COAST has enthusiastically endorsed Portman in his Senate race against Democrat Lee Fischer, a conspirator of the failed vangard of old-line labor-democrat leaders in Ohio. It's not even a close call.
Fortunately, it looks like the voters share that perspective, with the latest polls giving Portman a 14- to 19-point advantage. Now, we just need to bring that win home on November 2.
The COAST endorsement is made with the greatest hope that Portman will go to Washington committed to fundamental change America needs -- and employ his impressive skills of persuasion to win over his recalictrant Republicans to that cause.
Best wishes, Rob!
Read all of COAST's fall 2010 endorsements here.