Many of you probably have not been following the drama that is in Ohio’s 18th District to replace Congressman Ney on the ballot. Needless to say it rivals most day-time soap operas. Joy Padgett is the favorite to win the primary on the 14th, but my favorite candidate to watch, next to Sir James, is Jerry Firman. Jerry is a 70-year-old farmer from Coshocton who blogs regularily on Newsvine under the handle of Old Fogey. He also has a campaign web site up at www.cowcorners.com (best campaign URL EVER). He is even taking online donations and appears to be getting quite a few from the folks who read his blog at newsvine. While Jerry doesn’t have much of a chance to win I have to give him big props for being so web savvy and being so open on his blog. It really is a good experiment in a regular guy using the web to advance his views and cause. He also writes regular articles about campaigning, which I find interesting, but that might just be because I know the district well.