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September 4th, 2012
10:48 AM ET

Former Gov. Ted Strickland: President Obama is responsible for Ohio’s economic recovery

Former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) argues that President Obama is largely responsible for the economic recovery in his state as the Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday.

“The auto industry is doing really well, investments are being made, thousands of people are working as a result, and the president is responsible for that,” says Strickland.  

The former Ohio governor and national co-chair for the Obama campaign said he is “confident” that Obama will win Ohio in the fall and said he “will speak the truth” about the president’s influence on Ohio’s economic recovery in a convention speech late Tuesday.

"I’m going to talk about what’s happened in Ohio and who’s responsible for Ohio’s economic rebound. It wasn’t former governor Ted Strickland, it wasn’t current governor John Kasich," says Strickland regarding his speech. "It was Barack Obama, who saved the auto industry and, that’s responsible, we believe, for at least in a related way, one out of every 8 jobs in Ohio.”

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  1. Jan

    This looks like the new talking point of the Democrats. dEbbie Wasserman Schultz actually tried to make that same claim about Wisconsin - that any recovery was because of Obama, not because of Walker. It's funny to watch these Democrats all using the same silly lines in various venues.
    States that are run by Republicans tend to have a better record than those run by Democrats. Kind of like all these big cities that have been run by Democrats for decades. We still see the same messes in those cities despite Democrats claiming that they are so good for the "poor" and minorities.

    September 6, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mark Newsom

    Since yet another of your guests went there, how many times do we have to hear about the inherited problems? He knew he was getting that bill and still wanted to sit at that table. Also, it was the Democrat led 110th Congress that passed the budget that President Bush signed.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mark Newsom

    Oh please, how many times do we have to hear about the inherited problems? He knew he was getting that bill and still wanted to sit at that table. Also, it was the Democrat led 110th Congress that passed the budget that President Bush signed.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse | Reply

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