This afternoon I took a trip to downtown Circleville, Ohio to catch a stop on Rob Portman's just launched RV Tour. Rob spoke to grassroots leaders from the area and stressed the importance of this race; and Ohio in general in 2010.
He stressed how important it was to avoid giving President Obama and Democrats in Congress another rubber stamp for their liberal agenda. He noted that on a host of issues (health care, energy, taxes, the deficit, etc.) the Democrats are pushing liberal policies out of line with the common sense conservatism and values of Ohio.
He noted that the stimulus was rushed through and yet is having little to no positive impact on Ohio despite the Democrats grandiose promises. He noted that on issues like Cap and Trade and Health Care the Democrat proposals are simply going to raise taxes and kill job growth in Ohio.
I was lucky enough to have a chance to talk with Rob briefly on the RV. In the video clip below he stressed these same issues and highlighted why this race is so important.
If you haven't already done so be sure to check out Rob's new web site and get involved in the campaign.