American venture capitalist J.D. Vance is the Republican nominee for this year’s United States Senate race in the state of Ohio and former United States President Donald Trump is holding a rally later this month to support his campaign. However, perhaps they could have planned the date and time of the rally a little better because it directly overlaps with an Ohio State Buckeyes football game, which is a big deal in the state of Ohio.
As Bradford Pearson points out on Twitter, Trump’s rally is planned for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, which is the exact same time that the Buckeyes are slated to host the Toledo Rockets in a football game – not great planning if you’re trying to appeal to voters in a football-crazed state.
Incredible that he has no one on his staff that could be like uhhhh maybe a Saturday night in September isn't the best idea
— Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) September 6, 2022
While this may not seem like a big deal – it’s a relatively inconsequential regular game, after all – this is a state and a fanbase that builds their entire fall schedules around Ohio State football. Eleven Warriors, the most popular Buckeye sports website publicly urges people not to schedule weddings during the fall, even selling shirts to promote the cause.
It’s horrible planning and shows a lack of understanding of Ohioans and their interests. And the college football world had plenty to say about it.
Not only should Ryan go the game, he should cut ads talking about how a pro-union, pro-american manufacturing policy will lead to more families moving back to Ohio, which will improve the states ability to produce four star football recruits https://t.co/vM1Duxt3y2
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) September 6, 2022
this man is deliberately trying to lose the election https://t.co/TFyjbfpW7s
— Dark JH (@writeclimbrun) September 6, 2022
JD Vance saving the good people of Ohio from watching Ryan Day slip on a banana peel while trying to sub out TreVeyon Henderson who will be averaging 9.3 yards per carry at the time. https://t.co/CGxTZ1HaDS
— Subscribe to Badgers Ball Knower (@drewhamm5) September 6, 2022
We literally scheduled our wedding around an OSU game https://t.co/OLsbuIhrqL
— spooky mental haunted house (but funny) (@jesseltaylor) September 6, 2022
— Michigander Goose (@michigeese_) September 6, 2022
You might be thinking "but that isn't even a big game" and yet https://t.co/kK1aMxAYJH
— Jane Coaston (@janecoaston) September 6, 2022
Scheduling a rally at the exact same time as an Ohio State football game is certainly a bold move. We’ll have to see how it pays off at the polls.