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Topic:  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/15/2022 3:31:58 PM 
I would want an urban setting.
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The Optimist
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/19/2022 12:29:08 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
I retired to Athens, but you have take into consideration that I'm a proud BA Nut Job.


I'm a proud BA Nut Job. How do I follow in your footsteps?!?


I've seen crazier things happen.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/19/2022 11:13:01 AM 
My wife and I want to get a condo somewhere warm and become snow birds. At our age and the way inflation is headed, not sure if that is going to be realistic or not. Student loan forgiveness would've been nice...lol.

I think the Sandusky area along the coast would be where we want to settle down in Ohio.

Summers on Lake Erie are very underrated.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/19/2022 5:42:56 PM 

The Optimist wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
I retired to Athens, but you have take into consideration that I'm a proud BA Nut Job.


I'm a proud BA Nut Job. How do I follow in your footsteps?!? 

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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/19/2022 9:39:03 PM 
OU_Country wrote:
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
After this week's mid-term election, I'm beginning to think there is no good place to retire in Ohio.



Politically, it's a sad place to be right now. Otherwise, I like the fine State of Ohio.


That's perhaps because the state took in too many immigrants from West Virginia and Kentucky over the years and now the state votes just like our neighbors south of the Ohio.

And look to the north, because of that great football rivalry between Ohio and Meechigan there is now a political rivalry of total Red vs total Blue too!

Perhaps for retirement many who are looking for a new home should adjust Horace Greeley's quote to, "Go North, Old Man!" There you will find plenty of Blue for your heart's content.
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   Posted: 11/20/2022 12:10:20 PM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
After this week's mid-term election, I'm beginning to think there is no good place to retire in Ohio.



Politically, it's a sad place to be right now. Otherwise, I like the fine State of Ohio.


That's perhaps because the state took in too many immigrants from West Virginia and Kentucky over the years and now the state votes just like our neighbors south of the Ohio.

And look to the north, because of that great football rivalry between Ohio and Meechigan there is now a political rivalry of total Red vs total Blue too!

Perhaps for retirement many who are looking for a new home should adjust Horace Greeley's quote to, "Go North, Old Man!" There you will find plenty of Blue for your heart's content.


Are you suggesting that the political affiliation of Ohio voters has shifted so dramatically that GOP super majority reflects the electorate accurately?

I'm interested to see data on that if you have it.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/20/2022 10:03:26 PM 
Ohio is not a battleground state any longer. I wonder how long it'll take the pundits to recognize that.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/21/2022 7:51:06 PM 
More love of Democracy from Ohio Republicans.


https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2022/11/21/ohio-gop-moves-... /
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/21/2022 8:52:25 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:
[QUOTE=OU_Country] [QUOTE=Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame] [QUOTE=bobcatsquared] After this week's mid-term election, I'm beginning to think there is no good place to retire in Ohio.



Are you suggesting that the political affiliation of Ohio voters has shifted so dramatically that GOP super majority reflects the electorate accurately?

I'm interested to see data on that if you have it.


Only anecdotal findings. 30 years ago the democrats had the backwards "C" firewall. They could win in a near solid continuum from Toledo/Lucas eastward to Lorain/Elyria to Cuyahoga County then along the lake all the way to Ashtabula then down through Mahoning/Trimble through Steubenville, and along the Ohio to near Cincinnati then up to Dayton completing the "C". Cincinnati then was a Republican bastion with the only big gap for the Democrats in the "C".

The "C" has been destroyed. Gaps between Toledo and Cleveland, big gaps in Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula Counties. Warren/Youngstown not the stronghold it once was. Steubenville and all the Ohio River counties now strong Red counties and the only improvement in the "C" is Cincinnati where the Democrat beat the incumbent Republican, Chabot.

It has been at least since 2011 that a Democrat other than Sherrod Brown has won a statewide election.

While candidate Obama did win twice, two things come to mind. The country was tired of Bush and so was Ohio, there was little enthusiasm for four more and McCain was probably the weakest Presidential candidate since Dukakis. Looking at President Obama's margins of victory, he won big in 08 but his margin slipped in 12 though he was the incumbent--that may have been the sign of things to come. To put it into perspective, Trump in 16 had a bigger margin than Obama's biggest but then in 2020 Trump's margin went up and recall that incumbent President Obama's went down in his second go in Ohio.

My county, Medina, went 100% Red this cycle knocking out a popular and effective Auditor. Several cycles before that the County Prosecutor got tossed who I thought was a lock for as long as he wanted the job. Medina County had strong Democrat voter bases in Brunswick and lesser in Wadsworth. Now those two places are about 50/50 and everything other than the City of Medina is heavy Red.

I know the population centers vote heavy Democrat and it takes a bunch of rural counties to catch up but it is amazing to see the counties along the Indiana boarder south of Defiance probably cannot even field a full slate of Democratic candidates and went 75-80% Trump both times.

As JSF pointed out in an earlier post in this thread, Ohio is no longer a battleground state. It may not have been since 2010.

Last Edited: 11/21/2022 8:56:35 PM by MonroeClassmate

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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/21/2022 9:03:03 PM 
More love of democracy from Ohio Republicans:

House bill 294, first introduced last year, re-emerged last week in the state house. Just more voter suppression as it will limit the number of ballot drop boxes and eliminate attempts to streamline voter registration as well as in-person early voting.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/22/2022 12:09:15 PM 

 

 

 

I think that this map explains a lot about Ohio voting patterns if you look at it closely.  The size of the circle indicates the size of the vote in that county in absolute numbers.  While Ohio's biggest cities are tending to go Democratic, Ohio's medium and small cities and rural areas are going Republican.  Ohio has more medium-sized cities than almost any other state.  Therefore, our "rural areas" are more populated than rural areas in most other states.  This makes the non-metropolitian voting block in Ohio a great deal more significant than in most other states.  

Last Edited: 11/22/2022 10:44:51 PM by OhioCatFan


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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/22/2022 8:34:44 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:




I think that this map explains a lot about Ohio voting patterns if you look at it closely. The size of the circle indicates the size of the vote in that county in absolute numbers. While Ohio's biggest cities are tending to go Democratic, Ohio's medium and small cities and rural areas are going Republican. Ohio has more medium-sized cities than almost any other state. Therefore, our "rural areas" are more populated than rural areas in most other states. This makes the non-metropolitian voting block in Ohio a great deal more significant in the State of Ohio.


Notice the flimsy Red circles in Tim Ryan's home town and former Congressional District; he couldn't win over his friends and neighbors to vote for him for US Senate!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/22/2022 9:58:40 PM 
Gotta love that little blue dot island in a sea of red in the southeast corner of the state.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/23/2022 8:49:30 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:




I think that this map explains a lot about Ohio voting patterns if you look at it closely. The size of the circle indicates the size of the vote in that county in absolute numbers. While Ohio's biggest cities are tending to go Democratic, Ohio's medium and small cities and rural areas are going Republican. Ohio has more medium-sized cities than almost any other state. Therefore, our "rural areas" are more populated than rural areas in most other states. This makes the non-metropolitian voting block in Ohio a great deal more significant than in most other states.


Wow, I didn't realize that Montgomery County came out as a wash
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/23/2022 6:11:02 PM 
Interesting discussion. Granted city council, at least in Athens, isn't much of partisan entity. Yes, all 7 members are registered as Democrats, but rarely do we have a vote that could be characterized as along party lines.

As it relates to this thread, when I ran in 2021, I stressed three things (besides knocking on over 600 doors). First and foremost, people wanted to know what was going on so communication with constituents was very important. Second, most people realize that they can't get everything they want but they at least want to be involved in the conversation early on, not after the train has left the station or as often happens around here, after the conductor has already punched the tickets. And three, that I would bring a sense of fiscal conservatism or at least review to the budgeting process.

The results - I beat a 6 term far left incumbent two to one in the primary and had no opposition in the general. My point? If the Democratic Party wants to reclaim Ohio they need to move a bit closer to the center and engage all people, not just the reliable base.
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