DANIELS IN TOUGH SPOT – UNABLE TO MAKE HEADWAY DESPITE HIS MILLIONS AND HIS MINIONS

Despite his millions of campaign dollars from his minions, the Guv can’t seem to get a leg up on either of his opponents. A new poll, taken by IPFW in Fort Wayne, show’s Daniels would get 47% of the vote to Democrat Jim Schellinger’s 46%. And he’d get 48% to Jill Long Thompson’s 47%.

The poll of over 1,200 Hoosier voters also showed people are lukewarm on Daniels’ performance as governor. A showing of only a percent lead on either of the two Democrat challengers must be pure misery for those who believe the sun rises and sets on what Daniels purports to have accomplished.

Remember how absolutely certain Daniels and his Republican-controlled General Assembly were that switching Indiana to daylight saving time would save energy? What a shock it must have been to see a study come out that found that going to daylight saving time actually increased energy costs by $8.3 million dollars.

And, the leased toll road? Well, we now see that the foreign company involved in the Public-Private Partnership is almost doubling its tolls. Two of Daniels’ much-touted “accomplishments” that appear to have backfired.

Four more years of Mitch? I don’t think so. Indiana can’t afford another four years of a marketer who is better at manipulating his feats than coming through with real solutions.

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About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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One Response to DANIELS IN TOUGH SPOT – UNABLE TO MAKE HEADWAY DESPITE HIS MILLIONS AND HIS MINIONS

  1. Paul says:

    Excuse me for focusing on the DST part of your post. An article in the Indianapolis Star on 19 April (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080419/SPORTS/804190464) titled “Golf courses aren’t cashing in like expected” reported that many golf course operators have turned out to be not too thrilled with daylight saving. As reported in the article ‘”I could not wait for daylight-saving time and I thought anybody who didn’t want it was stupid,” said Ford, who manages two [Indianapolis] city-owned golf courses, Pleasant Run and Sarah Shank. “I’ll tell you, I’d switch back today. We anticipated it bringing a tremendous amount of play and it did not happen.” ‘

    Seems that almost all courses have lost “valuable” morning tee times (I assume what they mean is that there is less sunlight between sunrise and starting times for other activities) and many have failed to make it up with evening traffic, even though some of them are discounting evening prices. Some of the operators seem to believe that people are abandoning in-city courses for suburban courses because they can make it home, change and still make it to the course for a round. I wonder, if in addition to that, people just don’t want to golf in mid-afternoon heat and postpone when they head to the courses until the sun is low enough in the sky for air temperatures to drop. Last summer was pretty average temperature wise. If we get a real scorcher I wonder if the evening traffic at the suburban courses will drop off too.

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