Bill Fruth had a good meeting in Columbus with Kasich’s Chief of Staff. All systems go. My post of a few days ago, Setting the Table, may have sounded farfetched. If it was then, it’s not now. Getting to 34 next year could happen — with all of the consequences which will naturally flow from it. And that’s a lot of consequences.
Bill and Dave have been at this for five years. They were visionaries. Five years ago this scheme needed support from Democratic state legislators. So it was a real long shot. The wave of 2010 brought it within reach. But it was still a stretch. The wave of 2014 made it realistic. Bill’s meeting in Columbus means it’s probably going to happen. If not 2015, in 2016.
This isn’t the time to get into details. A lot of things will be worked out in the next week.
I’ve been at this blog for a year. It hasn’t been wasted.