'“I’m sorry that that happened, and beyond that I’m not going to say any more,” said Tim Burke, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.'Once again Cranley is damaging the Democratic Party and Tim Burke sits by and lets him do it. Burke needs to be removed as Chairman of the HCDP. The 2013 Republican victory is the latest blunder that has happened under Burke's rein. That win came about in part from the following occurrences:
- Burke allowing Cranley to run as the de facto GOP candidate with no penalty.
- Since Cranley was running as the GOP candidate, Burke failing to push for a Qualls endorsement.
- Burke allowing the Dems to endorse 10 for council.
- Burke failing to get turnout remotely close to 2011.
The man is running the local party like it is 1988 and Hamilton County has not turned Blue. If the local Dems would start building up candidates insteading of relying on legacies, the party might grow to the dominate force its numbers suggest it should be in the City and the County.