For a long time I was not sure if I would campaign for Obama this year. I was fairly complacent about the election; Romney was, I thought, a terrible candidate, and the Republicans had no ideas beyond giving further government assistance to an utterly unworthy investor class, which I felt could hardly be a winner [...]
Tag Archives: Ohio
Walking around in some of the black neighborhoods of Cleveland I find myself thinking of this Crowded House song: I’m not lying – Or asking for anything – I just want to be there. Doing this kind of work – knocking on doors, most of which don’t get answered – you don’t feel terribly important. [...]
Today in Ohio there will be a concert at the Board of Elections during early voting. John Legend is headlining the concert. Do you think John Legend might be pulling a slightly different crowd to the polls than, say, Randy Owen?
Columbus is a well-swept, prosperous city, with large corporate buildings and the usual appurtenances of a state capital. There are public parks, immaculately kept, and solid-looking public institutions. There are twenty- (maybe even thirty-?) storey office buildings. I slept the night before in my tent, and while the weather is very mild, January camping is [...]
Columbus – a substantial city, in feel about the size of Richmond, but with a great deal more architectural style. It’s also frighteningly clean and on a Saturday morning there is absolutely no one there. A city with everything but people. It has a fabulous old library. “BIBLIOTHECA FONS ERUDITIONIS” – a library is a [...]
Looking at the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Cairo, Illinois, the thing which impressed me was how giant the Ohio was; it is an extremely impressive river in its lower reaches. And looking it up, I discovered that it is, in fact, the larger stream at the juncture. By traditional standards – meaning considering the [...]