The PJ Tatler

Former Ohio Governor Quotes Bible in Romney Opposition

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) cited Bible scripture in predicting that Mitt Romney won’t win Ohio.

Strickland said on MSNBC last night that the mass distribution of the Dreams from My Real Father DVD, which alleges Frank Marshall Davis is President Obama’s dad, including in this swing state is a “dirty trick” that “may have a slight impact.”

“But, listen, people are common sense folk, at least in my state of Ohio. And we understand who is on our side and a man who has a Swiss bank account who won’t reveal his income tax returns, who talks about enjoying firing people, who has elevators for car, who talks about his wife’s multiple Cadillacs, who is captured on video really talking in the most disrespectful way about hard-working Americans, veterans and retired folks and students,” he said.

“There’s a Scripture verse in the Book of Proverbs that says, ‘As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.’ We saw something about Mitt Romney’s heart in that video and it wasn’t a pretty picture,” Strickland said, referring to the undercover “47 percent” video.

Strickland was once a pastor at a Methodist church.

The former governor said he’s “proud to say that no Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio.”

“And I think Ohio is going to deprive Mitt Romney of his chance to be the president,” he added.

The Real Clear Politics polling average has Obama up 2.2 points in Ohio.