Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
About Chris Cillizza  |  On Twitter: The Fix and The Hyper Fix  |  On Facebook  |  On YouTube  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

Video: Thoughts on Indiana's 9th District Race

Chris and Jim spent part of Saturday in Indiana's 9th congressional district, where a former three-term member of Congress is trying to reclaim the seat he lost to Rep. Mike Sodrel (R) in 2004. Baron Hill is yet another Democrat running to the right of his party on social issues as he seeks to win a largely rural district.

Watch their video wrap-up Day 4 of the Ohio River Ramble.

Click on the image below to watch.

(Video by washingtonpost.com's Chet Rhodes).

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  September 23, 2006; 10:13 PM ET
Categories:  House , Ohio River Ramble  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Indiana's 9th: Democrat Talks Family Values ... And Basketball
Next: Good Morning Cincinnati, or is it Covington?

Comments

Being that I am a registered voter in D-9 I would have to say that the general feeling is that people are fed up with Mike Sodrel. The guys a joke, and even though most of the people are God fearing, they aren't as dumb as some would make them out to be.

Posted by: Joe | September 28, 2006 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Right, Scott. Didn't like that one, did you winger? All right, now it's signed. I did it.

If they take it down, I will put it back up again. it's a free country, in spite of republican censorship.

Posted by: Drindl | September 24, 2006 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Dear Editors,
Your rules and guidelines concerning posts to this site states that unsigned posts will be removed. Please remove all unsigned posts, especially those on this thread.

Thank you,

Posted by: scott | September 24, 2006 1:59 PM | Report abuse

DEAR EDITORS -- BLESS YOU.

Thank you very much. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that anyone at a newspaper listens to readers. It has been several years of darkness for Democrats, watching in fear and loathing as all our media--TV, radio, and finally, worst of all for those of us who care about facts, about truth, about reality -- even good newspapers fell to unmitigated right wing spin.

We watched as you credulously, gullibly, without questioning, reprinted Swiftboat attacks, baseless smears, distortations and complete fabrications about Democrats, about domestic and foreign policy. We watched while you cheerleaded us into a bloody endless war, giving credibility to governement propagandist while you eschewed 'trivial' things like fact-checking and journalistic responsibility.

YOU AT THE WAPO, and the NY Times, bear as much responsibility for the thousands and thousands of dead children in Iraq and the loss of our own young people there as anyone in this country.

I ask you now, in the next few months -- to take your responsibilities seriously. This is a critical election --IT IS NOT A GAME -- and the outcome of it may well determine whether we survive as a nation, whether we emerge with the values we once cherished intact -- or if what it means to be an American is forever lost.

I grew up in an Americas that did not torture, did not invade countries without provocation, did not spy on its own people [at least not as a matter of official policy]. I grew up in an America where the words 'freedom' and 'democracy' had actual meaning. Where we did not shiver in fear and soil ourselves over every imagined threat. We stood up for ourselves and fought for our values, but we did not act as cowardly bullies who attacked the weak, who tortured the imprisoned.

Now, we have an administration with a lust for unchecked power and global domination. If you and other media continue to allow them to lie and spin us into yet another war based on little else than greed, you may well be reponsible for allowing the global situation to spin utterly out of control, leading to a mass conflagration that will kill millions.

PLEASE TAKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY, so that our children will have a future.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2006 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Jim VandeHei was referring to Sen. John Kerry's challenge to the Republican party during during the 2004 presidential race. Kerry said:

"I look forward to talking to real Americans about the real issues, and I'll tell you, we're ready. Bring it on."

The following article about Kerry's remarks were hyperlinked in the original post:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/27/elec04.prez.kerry/

In July of 2003 President Bush said, "bring them on" in reference to militants in Iraq who might want to attack American troops.

"There are some who feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there," the president said. "My answer is bring them on. We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-07-02-bush-iraq-troops_x.htm

Posted by: washingtonpost.com Editors | September 24, 2006 9:19 AM | Report abuse

ALL I'M SAYING IS, HAVE YOU NO SOUL, NO HEART, NO CONCIOUSNESS? CHRIS? DO YOU SELL OUT THAT EASILY? I'M JUST ASKING.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2006 2:02 AM | Report abuse

WHAT'S THE OLDEST PROFESSION? 'JOURNALISM?'

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2006 12:37 AM | Report abuse

IT WAS NOT JOHN KERRY WHO SAID THIS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, THAT YOU WOULD REVISE HISTORY IN THIS WAY, TO BENEFIT REPUBLICANS? JESUS CHRIST, YOU CALL YOURSELF A JOURNALIST?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2006 12:30 AM | Report abuse

CHRIS, DID YOU HEAR ME? I ASKED YOU TO CORRECT THE RECORD. YOUR PRESIDENT WAS THE ONE WHO SAID, BRING IT ON. HE SAID IT TO INSURGENTS IN IRAQ AND THEY DID BRING IT ON AND NOW A LOT MORE OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE DEAD, MAYBE YOU FIND IT AMUSING. I DON'T.

CORRECT THE RECORD, PLEASE.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2006 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Polls close at 6pm Hawaii time in their Democratic Senate and House primaries today. (That's either 10pm or 11pm Eastern, I admit forgetting) Rep. Ed Case is challenging Sen. Daniel Akaka for the Senate nomination, while several candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination to replace Case in HI-2.

Official results site: http://www.hawaii.gov/elections/results/2006

http://sandwichrepair.blogspot.com

Posted by: Sandwich Repairman | September 23, 2006 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Keep up the great work! It's great to see political reporters acutally getting out the heartland and taking the pulse of voters.

If the Democrats can win back seats like KY-04 and IN-09, the GOP will be facing a long election night.

Posted by: Oregon politico | September 23, 2006 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Keep up the great work! It's great to see political reporters acutally getting out the heartland and taking the pulse of voters.

If the Democrats can win back seats like KY-04 and IN-09, the GOP will be facing a long election night.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 23, 2006 11:21 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company