Hiram College Professor Jason Johnson was quoted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in their article: “Ohio voters send mixed signals with Issues 2 and 3; Democrats and Republicans both claim victory.”
Neutral political observers marvel at the coalition that united against Issue 2.
The movement brought protesters to the Statehouse, yielded a record number of petition signatures and sent lifelong Republicans across the aisle — at least temporarily. Obama’s re-election campaign offered its support early to the coalition, staking the president to an organizational head start that might be invaluable in a swing state with 18 electoral votes.
“Campaigns stop, but movements last forever,” Jason Johnson, a Hiram College political science professor, said in an interview last week. “I don’t see fatigue setting in.”