October 7th, 2010
06:51 PM ET
8 years ago

Boehner to make major campaign speech on Friday

(CNN) - With a little over three weeks before the midterm elections, House Minority Leader John Boehner will deliver a major campaign speech from his hometown in Ohio on Friday. The top House Republican, in an address planned at a small manufacturing company in West Chester, will argue that voters should reject the economic policies of Democrats running Washington and elect Republicans, who he says will make Congress more responsive to the American people.

A Boehner aide familiar with his speech tells CNN that "he will focus on the issue of jobs, and how the November election will be a referendum on President Obama and Washington Democrats' job-killing record."

Boehner is also expected to tout House Republicans' "Pledge to America," the midterm manifesto unveiled last month that focuses heavily on cutting spending and reducing taxes.

Boehner has delivered a series of policy speeches in the last few months on a range of issues such as the economy and social issues, but his aide stressed this is the first "campaign" speech. Last week in Washington, Boehner pledged a series of congressional reforms if he becomes House Speaker, which is expected should Republicans regain control of the chamber.

Filed under: 2010 • John Boehner • Ohio
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Pollwatcher

    Orange you glad you didn't vote Republican?

    October 7, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. George of the jungle

    Gosh he actually decided to come home and make a speach. Ohio is so proud to have Orange man around. Vote all repos out in November.

    October 7, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  3. Fighting Democrat!

    Your first impression, is your best impression. The "Pledge to America" was a flop! Boenher is flunking his interview!

    October 7, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. Bill R in Oakland

    "Job *killing* record"? How can you spin a fact? The economy is ADDING jobs now.

    Oh yeah, I forgot, up is down, wrong is right.

    While we're at it, what is your plan John Boehner? The GOP's proverbial refrain of "tax cuts" has been a great job creator in the last 8 years (sarcasm).

    October 7, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    the November election will be a referendum on President Obama and Washington Democrats' job-killing record.
    It is a simple and effective message. We need to get Americans back to work and that's not going to happen by massive government spending or making it difficult to do business. That's not difficult to understand unless I guess if you are a Democrat living it up in DC cutting all those massive stimulus checks to your supporters.

    October 7, 2010 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  6. Terry Dillon

    Boehner is an idiot.Bush spent far more than Obama has.Tax cuts were on a credit card. All that spending must be ok as long as a republican does it

    October 7, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  7. La Piovra

    Now that Mr. Boehner has decided to enunciate his position, I think he will find that silence was golden, while speech is merely orange.

    October 7, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  8. D. Bunker

    YAWN. Unless Boehner had a recent religious experience, I can't imagine a more lie-filled, fear-mongering speech. The man has no helpful ideas, just a slavish devotion to the failed "ideas" of his Friedman/Rand cult. Like all cultists, facts will not change his mind. Listening to the GOBP is like listening to a pedophile discussing child care, or the captain of the Titanic discussing leadership and navigation. If you liked the ditch Bonehead drove America into last time, you're gonna LOVE the canyon he's aiming for now.

    October 7, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  9. kfc

    So you mean to tell me that the jobs will only become available when this nut is speaker. Or, the public job market will open up when businesses get Republicans back in office and stop using the American people as colateral damage in this war between the business world and the government!! So, the question is, who is in charge of America, the government or the business world. Because the tax payers are the ones who are buying the products and funding the government.

    October 7, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  10. Clwyd

    Who would want to listen to this Boner Boehner. No personality and only lies come out of his mouth. The truth is the mess we are in was caused by him and the republicans and it has taken spending to try to get us out of it. They never complained about the $7 trillion debt they ran up under bushwhacker?

    October 7, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  11. ED FL

    I wonder if the orange man will explain how he and the Bush/Cheney administration feels about killing 4000 plus american kids and wounding 30,000 in addition to hiding a Trillion dollars in war debt . a statementabout those items should get him a few votes, actually a very few votes.

    October 7, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  12. Seattle Sue

    I'm sure Boehner's speech tomorrow will be full of lies and half truths as usual.

    October 7, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  13. jules sand-perkins

    God bless John Boehner!
    The people of Ohio gave always exemplified a strong work ethic and a beautifully cultured (largely Germanic) society and tradition.
    Boehner is already a powerful leader in DC.
    Wait till these elections take place!

    October 7, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  14. Jacob

    he is pathetic! and he and his colleagues are betting on the stupidity of America...AGAIN!

    October 7, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Boehner will make his first major "CODE" speech and listen carefully because if you're not in the top 2% rich then you are sure to miss the "CODE".

    October 7, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  16. one voice

    This CLOWN will just say the same TALKING POINTS that can't hold water. He will say: Where are the jobs? ANSWER: Oversees where your Capitalist GOP sent them. He will say: Down with Socialism, While blocking any attempt for OUR POTUS of pulling us out from the depths of the recession created by the CORPORATE DRIVEN,JOB KILLING POLICIES OF THE SELFISH GOP. They don't care about us. KICK THESE FOOLS TO THE CURB ON NOVEMBER 2ND

    October 7, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  17. barry

    Obama made Boehener a household name. It is possible he will not only be Speaker of the House but also

    October 7, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  18. ron

    He should say, we have no plan, we have no clue, all we do is criticize the Democrats, I guess the GOP thinks that sending jobs overseas is not job killling.

    October 7, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  19. one voice

    It's an EMBARASSMENT that AVERAGE fellow Americans actually believe and stand behind this FOOL. You people are THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD. LOL

    October 7, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  20. u2canfail

    I can't wait. Do you think he will mention the "Pledge to America"?

    I believe job killing, it what "tax incentives for outsourcing Jobs" is all about. We take jobs from the USA, like for example, Ohio, then we give the company tax breaks for setting that job up overseas, like China. It is fabulous job policy, for the Chinese. But we do owe them money.

    October 7, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |