Ohio's Republican U.S. senator, George Voinovich, has a reputation for making a show of moderation. But whenever push comes to shove, far more often than not he's just another rubber stamp for the GOP and George W. Bush. This is no more apparent than in his vote against allowing our soldiers to have at least as much time out of Iraq's kill zones as they spend in them. This, after he spent the Summer of 2007 making a show of opposing the shrub's war.
Why must we constantly put up with a liar who says he's representing his state and the rest of the country, but who almost always buckles under to the wishes of his political party? Voinovich is up for re-election in 2010. A truly progressive, truly anti-war candidate needs to mount a serious challenge to him before then. Why wait until 2009? Start going door to door, raising money, and filing the necessary paperwork -- now. Today.