I am just not sure if Leslie Ghiz has read the text of of Issue 48, the anti-rail charter amendment, but she's in favor of banning all rail projects in Cincinnati for a generation. Well, she likely will claim otherwise, but she seems to think Issue 48 only covers the Streetcar, but as the Enquirer reported, all six experts consulted for the story agreed that the Issue could ban the City from enacting any type of rail project. I guess her prior "not right now" position on the streetcar really means never, which I believe is what it was all along.
At this point, Ghiz seems more about defeating the Mayor and anyone who criticizes her, than she is about improving the City. She's starting to sound more like a COAST member every time she makes a public statement. I can't find a Republican running for office in Cincinnati who doesn't sound like a COAST flunky.
It is so disappointing that the local Republican party has chosen to run all of its candidates on the same tone and strategy as National Republicans. It does nothing more than divide us, but alas, that's the point.