In a recent interview with CNN, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland came out fiercely on the attack against John Kasich, even considering how negative his campaign has been recently. The video of the interview isn’t available yet, but the following passage is the relevant bit from the rush transcript:
STRICKLAND: Well listen there are no easy answers, John. And I want the people of Ohio –
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That’s a no.
STRICKLAND: No. I’m trying to speak the truth here.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Right.
STRICKLAND: There are no easy answers and for snake oil salesmen to come along and make promises that can’t be fulfilled and to say we’re going to do this and it’s going to solve all of our problems, that’s just simply not the way it is.
The irony of calling Kasich a “snake oil salesman” when your own record of creating jobs is…well, let’s just say it inspires the level of confidence associated with your typical door-to-door salesman.