Apparently Chairman Mark Owens, who can’t raise money and can’t beat an upstart like Gary Leitzell despite a 6-to-1 cash advantage plus incumbency, directed his private top-secret screening committee to back Sharen “dirty money” Neuhardt.
The reason “she’s a proven fundraiser and can beat Mike Turner” according to Chairmen Mark. First off, Turner already has more money than Sharen raised in her first outing, he hasn’t even started his money machine.
Secondly, she couldn’t beat Steve Austria, a rookie, and embarrassed herself with pathetic ads. She hasn’t even produced a campaign handout as of yet, but has been busy begging for money from her “friends” in DC.
Running a 1% candidate against a 1% incumbent will put the local Dems at 0 and 6 against Turner. In case they haven’t noticed, people are getting turned off by the big money being slung around. How else can you explain Rick Santorum making a comeback against Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich?
The process of endorsing for the party, by a small subset of un-elected people behind closed doors is something that has to stop. We may have the most undemocratic Democratic party in the land.
I hope the people who read this site help spread the word that it’s time to take the money out of politics and vote against the idea that money trumps passion and commitment.
Remember Jane Mitakides- a two time “connected” Democrat who got smushed by Turner?
Also, remember that Sharen Neuhardt didn’t even file the first time to run against Turner- and even Austria didn’t think he could take Turner on. She can’t even answer a direct question on where her money comes from- do you want her to be in charge of your tax dollars?
And- btw- I have a recording of what I said to the secret committee- because I believe in transparency. I’ll post it in the morning, if three people ask for it in the comments.
Thanks to 3 people here and a few on Facebook- here it is:[podcast]http://esrati.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2012-Esrati-screening-meeting.mp3[/podcast]
Here are the two spots I showed them: the Esrati Foreclosure spot:
And Sharen Neuhardt’s “Scary Steve”- her second most “popular” video on YouTube:
And one other thing: Obviously, no one in that screening committee had listened to her on the campaign trail or watched my videos. Her story about being born to a Dayton Cop, going to Fairview and then Georgetown Law and buying a huge farm in Yellow Springs will be laughed off by Turner and the voters. She has yet to answer a single question- except to give some BS about supporting the affordable care act and that single payer won’t work. There is more- for another post.