Anyone who still wonders how key Ohio is to Republican hopes this fall need only look at the lineup for the Ohio GOP breakfasts this week. Right now, it’s almost-a-veep-nominee and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty for today; tomorrow comes Frank Donatelli, an adviser to Ronald Reagan and deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee; and bombastic conservative TV personality Sean Hannity is up for Wednesday. Up on Thursday, Bush political guru Karl Rove and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Though the GOP cancelled its big on-camera events, the private events go on, including a river boat cruise for Ohio delegates hosted by Sen. George Voinovich Sunday night.