Columbus, Ohio’s NBC4i.com hason the sham debates (it was actually a forum where Ted Strickland and Ken Blackwell refused to be on stage at the same time and Bill Peirce was uninvited, but showed up anyways and had his own press conference in the same hotel). He’s included in the video link in the same article, though it’s only a blurb that honestly doesn’t do him much good.
Included at the bottom of the article is a poll that currently has Bill Peirce with 7% of the online vote. I figure HoT readers can change that easily considering there’s only been 89 votes cast at the time of this posting.
Update: Only an hour after posting this to our MySpace supporters and here, we’ve blown by Blackwell and are gaining on Strickland. Here’s the current:
Kenneth Blackwell (Rep.) 26%
Ted Strickland (Dem.) 40%
Bill Peirce (Lib.) 33%
As I wrote in the comments, we are using polls like this to showcase our support strength and that we are building momentum to create an upset this fall. It’s not scientific in the slightest, but when we bum rush the media like this, it does make major waves in future campaign coverage.
Another update: As of 6:47pm ET, Bill has taken a commanding lead:
Kenneth Blackwell (Rep.) 21%
Ted Strickland (Dem.) 35%
Bill Peirce (Lib.) 45%
Next Day Update: I’ve posted the results over at the Peirce for Ohio main site along with an explanation of why we chose to flood the poll in the first place. Here’s a screenshot of the results as of this morning: