Portman leaving Senate

Portman leaving Senate

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  • Clearing a path for Trump sycophant Jim Jordan. Or maybe this means Portman plans to vote for conviction and realizes his political career will be over?

    This post was edited by Sir517 1 month ago

  • Sir517 said... (original post)Clearing a path for Trump sycophant Jim Jordan. Or maybe this means Portman plans to vote for conviction and realizes his political career will be ov...

    Both, but it also leaves an opening for a Dem to win in 2022.

  • Or health issues

  • Sir517 said... (original post)Clearing a path for Trump sycophant Jim Jordan. Or maybe this means Portman plans to vote for conviction and realizes his political career will be ov...

    Ohio has leaned red recently, but no Trump on ballot in 2022 might make this a little interesting. Probably worth noting their other senator is a Dem (Brown).

    Dems have some potential flips across rust belt in '22 between Ohio (seat open), PA (seat open - Toomey retiring) and WI (Johnson is controversial to say the least).

  • Do think it's plausible that Jordan goes for that seat. He could definitely win it, but he's so polarizing it would help the Dems a little in regards to their chances.

  • I wouldn't read too much into this, Portman will be 67 in 2022 and is likely looking at a strong possibility that tDems pick up even more Senate seats in 2022, given the makeup of the competitive seats coming up for vote in 2022. and being in tMinority is not a ton of fun, to begin with. he has had a long run in government.

  • 81 million people voted for Biden. That is not being talked about enough. Biden brought 15 million new Dem voters into the fold. Keeping these voters engaged for 2022 is the key to everything.

    And we saw what happened in 2018 and in Georgia earlier this month when Trump wasn't on the ballot, Reps got beaten, even in a state like GA. If Dems can keep their new voters excited and engaged, and Trump voters decide to stay home because it's all rigged anyway in 2022 we could see a massive shift in US politics.

  • Another conviction vote

  • Dayton mayor Nan Whaley announced last week that she won't seek reelection and the first thought on her future was to run against Portman. Dayton is a very Democratic city and she is popular here among most...I would think this is looking more likely

  • OnePride800 said... (original post)Tim Ryan gives Dems the best chance but it’s going to be difficult in a Biden midterm to win a state Trump won by 8.

    I bet mainstream Dems wouldn't even support his candidacy. He ran against Pelosi as SOTH.

  • Johnny2x2x said... (original post)81 million people voted for Biden. That is not being talked about enough. Biden brought 15 million new Dem voters into the fold. Keeping these vo...


    Trump brought 15 million new Dem voters into the fold.
  • Moaning Lisa said... (original post)Trump brought 15 million new Dem voters into the fold.

    I believe this is more accurate. People voted against Trump and not for Biden. Numerous polls and pre-and-post-election stories have exhibited such truths.

  • Moaning Lisa said... (original post)Trump brought 15 million new Dem voters into the fold.

    There's truth to that, but also truth to the fact that Dems thrashed Republicans in 2018 when Trump wasn't on the ballot, and then they swept the Senate seats in GA of all places earlier this month without Trump on the ballot.

    Keep these new voters engaged. Trump's role in 2022 will be interesting. Does he go all in and motivate his cult members to vote GOP? Or does he half a$$ it and not bring a lot of his voters to the table while at the same time allowing the Dems to paint the GOP as the Trump party to turn out their vote. My guess is the 2nd one.

  • Johnny2x2x said... (original post)There's truth to that, but also truth to the fact that Dems thrashed Republicans in 2018 when Trump wasn't on the ballot, and then they swept the ...


    The only thing Trump seems to love more than power is the pursuit of it. The guy lives to campaign which I understand, who wouldn't want a gaggle of brainwashed followers to hang on your every word, respond to your commands, and chant your name at rallies with thousands of people?

    He'll be back on the campaign trail soon even if he is barred by law from ever holding office again.

    This post was edited by Sir517 1 month ago

  • Sir517 said... (original post)The only thing Trump seems to love more than power is the pursuit of it. The guy lives to campaign which I understand, who wouldn't want a gaggl...

    But who will be be campaigning for? Himself or GOP candidates? Look at Georgia, Trump made some appearances, but it was less to push Loeffler and Perdue and more to complain about his own election loss. 2022 will be Trump campaigning to whine about the 2020 election and how it's all rigged, I expect similar results to Georgia. The only candidates he might really get behind will be the ones he picks to primary GOP Congress people who voted against him on impeachment.

  • Johnny2x2x said... (original post)81 million people voted for Biden. That is not being talked about enough. Biden brought 15 million new Dem voters into the fold. Keeping these vo...

    You are calling for Biden truck and boat parades right?

    Just like games are won on the message boards, elections are won during the parade!

  • 3 other Rs are leaving too, so far.

  • TrapperGus said... (original post)3 other Rs are leaving too, so far.

    OH & PA are easily winnable, NC a toss-up and AL Won't happen

    This post was edited by VeniceSpartan 23 days ago

  • VeniceSpartan said... (original post)OH & PA are easily winnable, AL Won't happen

    Problem with Ohio is there really isn't a good bench of candidates. When Portman was up for re-election in 2016, the best the Dems could do was Ted Strickland, a former governor who was really unpopular when he left office.

    After Ohio Republicans gerrymandered the state pretty good, Democrats haven't been able to get a well known statewide candidate in a long time.

  • MSULordyoda said... (original post)Problem with Ohio is there really isn't a good bench of candidates. When Portman was up for re-election in 2016, the best the Dems could do ...

    Tim Ryan seems viable

  • MSULordyoda said... (original post)Problem with Ohio is there really isn't a good bench of candidates. When Portman was up for re-election in 2016, the best the Dems could do ...

    These being on the off Presidential Election cycle gives the Republicians an advantage.

  • Johnson R - WI Might as well retire, no way he wins again

  • VeniceSpartan said... (original post)Johnson R - WI Might as well retire, no way he wins again

    He won twice, no reason to believe he couldn't a third time.