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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Myth Busting Part II

 After all, it is the Opinion of this blogger that it is a Myth that Mandel can Replace Brown. The Reason for this is based on some of these Reasons-->
There are three good reasons to evaluate the candidate experience at your organization: Recruiting Effectiveness, Candidate Quality, and Retention of your hire! In other words, your organization’s ROI. Candidate Resentment has financial business implications in today’s social vocal community and it can have lasting negative impact on an organization. No one likes the recruiting ‘black hole’.
Join Gerry Crispin, co-founder of CareerXroads; Ed Newman, chief analyst, Inside Talent Management Technology; and Sarah White, HR Technology strategist & evangelist, as they share the latest findings from The Talent Board’s 2011 survey on how the candidate experience benefits or harms an organization, its brand, and its recruiting efforts. . . 

So let us look at some of the Experience of Joshua Mandel, who is running to replace Senator Sherrod Brown.--->"In the 128th Assembly, Mandel was one of 19 house members to vote against HB108, a bill to make cockfighting a felony.[12] Mandel defended his vote by stating that he believed the General Assembly's time would be better spent focused on job creation, keeping people from leaving the state and returning fiscal responsibility to state government.[13]" Wikipedia

As if there is any Justification for Animal Cruelty! But then again, anyone and everyone who lives and votes in the State of Ohio and who believes that Animal Cruelty is justifiable are free to vote for this candidate for the U.S. Senate, where Animal Lovers are free to vote for the Re-Election of Senator Sherrod Brown.
"Also in the 128th Assembly, Mandel voted against the Ohio House Bill 176,[14] the Equal Housing and Employment Act which "[p]rohibits discriminatory practices on the basis of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" under many of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) Law's existing prohibitions against various unlawful discriminatory practices.".[15] The bill passed the Ohio House by a vote of 56 to 39." Wikipedia

How many times does it have to be blogged--The United States of America is a Secular Nation, where each and every person is free to believe or disbelieve in any and every religion under the sun. Ancient Israel was a Theocracy--that is why there are many Old Testament passages that were directed at Ancient Israel that cannot nor should not be applied to the United States, because too many people will have their 1st Amendment Right of Freedom of Religion taken away from them. This is Why, as much as this blogger believes that the Holy Bible is the Word of God, We Americans Are Governed By the Declaration of Independences, Constitution and Bill of Rights as imperfect as they are--They are the Laws that Govern this Nation
THIS Candidate seems to believe that he can replace Senator Sherrod Brown Whose experience is-->

State politics

Brown served as an Ohio state Representative from 1974 to 1982. At the time of his election to the Ohio House, he was the youngest person elected to that body. Shortly after taking office, he was mistaken for a page by another Representative on the House floor and asked to run papers.[citation needed] In 1982, he won a four-way Democratic primary that included Dennis Kucinich, then defeated Republican Virgil Brown in the general election for the office of Ohio Secretary of State, succeeding Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr. In 1986, Brown won re-election as Secretary of State, defeating Vincent C. Campanella. In 1990, Brown lost his run for a third term as Secretary of State to Republican Bob Taft.

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Brown
In 1992, Brown moved from Mansfield to Lorain, Ohio, and won a heavily contested Democratic primary for the open seat for Ohio's 13th district, located in the western and southern suburbs of Cleveland, after eight-term incumbent Don Pease announced his retirement. The Democratic-leaning district gave him an easy win over the little known Republican Margaret R. Mueller. He was re-elected six times. He faced substantial opposition only once, in in 1994, when his opponent was a popular long-time local prosecutor and Republican candidates did extremely well in Congressional races around the country.
Brown was the ranking minority member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee. He also served on the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. While serving on the House International Relations Committee, he was also a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He was also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
In 2001, the Republican-controlled legislature threatened to redraw Brown's district to make it more Republican. In retaliation, Brown threatened to run for governor in 2002 against incumbent Bob Taft. The Republicans backed down, and in fact made his district even more heavily Democratic by adding most of Akron and removing Geauga and Portage counties.
In 2005, Brown led the Democratic effort to block the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). For many months, Brown worked as whip on the issue, securing Democratic "nay" votes and seeking Republican allies. After several delays, the House of Representatives finally voted on CAFTA after midnight on July 28, 2005 which ended in passage by one vote.

2006 Senate campaign

In August 2005, Brown announced he would not run for the United States Senate seat held by Republican Mike DeWine.[2] In October, however, Brown reconsidered his decision.[3] His announcement came shortly after Democrat Paul Hackett stated that he would soon announce his candidacy.
On February 13, 2006, Hackett withdrew from the race, all but ensuring that Brown would win the Democratic nomination. In the May 2 primary, Brown won 78.05% of the Democratic vote. His opponent, Merrill Samuel Keiser, Jr., received 21.95% of the vote.[4]
In the middle of his Senate campaign in April 2006, Brown, along with John Conyers, brought an action against George W. Bush and others, alleging violations of the Constitution in the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.[5] The case, Conyers v. Bush, was ultimately dismissed for lack of standing.[6]
On November 7, 2006, Brown faced two-term incumbent senator Mike DeWine in the general election. Brown won the seat with 56% of the vote to DeWine's 44%.[7]

Campaign politics

Brown faced a tough challenge from DeWine in 2006. The campaign brought under scrutiny his vote against an emergency $87 billion spending plan in 2003 that included provisions for better armor and living conditions for U.S. soldiers as well as allegations of drug-dealing among his employees.[8][9]
One of DeWine's ads, aired in October 2006, suggested that Brown had not paid an unemployment tax bill for 13 years. This claim led to an October 19, 2006, report by the Associated Press stating that "Several Ohio television stations have stopped airing a Republican ad because state documents contradict the ad's accusation that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sherrod Brown didn't pay an unemployment tax bill for 13 years." Brown produced a commercial citing these facts.[10] As it turned out, he had actually paid the $1,700 bill, which was due in 1993, in April 1994, but a clerical error had made it look as if the bill had not been paid.[11]
On his radio program on February 14, 2006, Rush Limbaugh made a statement based on a misunderstanding. Commenting on Hackett's withdrawal from the Senate race the previous day, Limbaugh declared there was a racial element to Hackett's action. Limbaugh made that statement because he thought, based on Brown's name, that that Brown was black. After being corrected, Limbaugh withdrew his statement later on the same day's program.[12]

2012 Senate--the  one that will be up for grabs--the question is will Ohio vote for experience  or vote for 'On-the-Job training' and hope and pray  that some how some way Mandel  won't make the mess in Washington D.C. any bigger than it is already--thanks to the Republican Party of No.