OH: Ex-Sex Offender Comes in Solid Third Place in Cuyahoga County Executive Race

Tim Russo ran one hell of a race. A race worthy of a vote. I am not afraid to say that, yes, I voted for a sex offender to run Cuyahoga County.

There were many more people out there who punched a ballot with Russo’s name on it. He gathered 9,171 votes in the race, well behind Armond Budish, who was pretty much anointed the new king of the Democratic Party at the county level before a ballot was even cast, and Shirley Smith who currently serves as a state rep. Russo, with all of his baggage, did manage to yield far more votes than former Sheriff Bob Reid and former North Olmsted Mayor Thomas O’Grady. Full Article

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It’s great to see another RSO running for office. We have a guy here in California (Glen Champ) running for governor. He also is in third place in the poles! Pretty amazing for a guy that spent 12 years in prison.

Hey maybe history is repeating itself. Back in the days of the European aristocracy, the monarchs made every attempt to humiliate criminals, from making them do repentance in public before churches to distribiting broadsheets with a list of their horrendous crimes to the public. The spectacle was to demonstrate the supreme power of the state. It backfired and the infamous became famous when they defied the crown. People hated the powerful more than they hated the criminal(who was after all, also seen as a victim of government excess). The monarchs lost control and revolution was born.
OK. So people don’t love someone labeled as a sex offender. Yet people hate the oligarchs who are controlling their lives at every turn and making the less secure, poor, while they wallow in excess — more than they hate the ex offender who suffers the humiliation imposed by the state and can still stand up and defy it.