Josh Mandel stopped by Fox and Friends today to discuss the presidents Ohio speech and his recess appointment of Richard Cordrey:
BRIAN KILMEADE: it’s the president’s message and it’s — is it striking a chord with voters in ohio? he needs that state. josh mendel is the ohio state treasurer and a candidate for the u.s. senate seat there. first off, for you, josh, the president’s speech at a high school yesterday, was the message something a lot of people in ohio can understand and can resonate with?
JOSH MANDEL: you know, the president, brian, is starting to have a fingernails on a chalk board type effect here in ohio. the reason is the people of ohio are very independent minded. we don’t like things being jammed down our throats similar to how the obamacare was stuffed down the throats of the american people and people in the state of ohio really rejected that. they don’t see it as a job creator for our state and our focus is on job creation. same thing yesterday, they see his speech the more of the same of jamming things down the throat of the people of the state of ohio and american people. it’s been rejected by senior citizens on fixed incomes and being rejected by middle class folks looking for new jobs and not more regulation and it’s being rejected by young people, unfortunately. we’ve been an exporter of young people in this state and we’re trying to keep the kids and grandkids here, have jobs for them to stay here in the state of ohio.
KILMEADE: bring me to ohio. just to give me a sense of people of ohio. it’s hard to imagine they can relate to wall street whether you think they’re great or bad. it’s — to me, he seemed to have the right message that could get him the maximum amount of votes by saying hey, you middle class people, i’m out for you. should we look behind the words to find out what he’s really doing?
MANDEL: the people of the state of ohio are rejecting hyperpartisan rhetoric and divisive rhetoric and i think what they see coming out of president obama’s mouth and also the mouth of senator sherod brown here in ohio is hyperpartisan, very divisive rhetoric that’s tearing people apart. we have a united states senator here who voted for the wall street bank bailout and people in the state are rejecting that. we also have people throughout the state of ohio, democrats, republicans and independents who are telling these politicians in washington, why don’t you focus on jobs instead of focusing on more regulations that’s going to push jobs out of the state of ohio.
KILMEADE: by the way, we asked senator brown to come on. didn’t want to do it. meanwhile, let’s move on and talk about one of the four regulatory agencies that are going to get a new head yesterday. and that is richard cordrey. he was trotted out. he’s from ohio. he is going to be overseeing not only banks but nonbank lenders and on the surface, this seems like something the people of ohio can relate to but the republicans are going to fight this recess appointment.
MANDEL: it’s about the process. it’s about again, washington jamming things down the throat of the american people and people here in the state of ohio. we don’t like things forced on us by politicians in washington whether it’s president obama, whether it’s ultraliberal senator brown or others who are jamming things down the throats of people in ohio. we don’t like it. we’re independent group of people and independent minded and it’s really the process, hyperpartisan process that the people at the state of ohio are rejecting. we want leaders in washington and here in columbus who can rise above partisan politics to move the ball down the field economically for our state and for our country.
KILMEADE: he’s the ohio state treasurer and wants to be the next senator from ohio. thanks so much for joining us.
MANDEL: thank you.