Jerry Springer en Springer and Blackwell: Old allies, differing views <p>One could hardly find two political figures&nbsp;whose beliefs are more far apart than Ken&nbsp;Blackwell and Jerry Springer.</p><p><br>Blackwell, the conservative Republican and believer in limited government and the power of the private sector.</p><p><br>Springer, the liberal Democrat, who went on from a career in Cincinnati politics and TV news to become an internationally known talk show host, and a liberal Democrat who believes that government is not the enemy but the friend of those trying to their lives.</p><p><br>Both come from vastly different backgrounds.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:46:03 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 10219 at Springer and Blackwell: Old allies, differing views Blackwell and Springer, side-by-side <p>J. Kenneth Blackwell and Jerry Springer - political polar opposites who served together on Cincinnati City Council in the 1970s - will share the stage March 12 for Beyond Civility's "Side-by-Side"&nbsp;discussion series.</p><p>Springer, a former councilman and mayor who went on to international fame as a TV talk show host, is a liberal Democrats. Blackwell, a former state treasurer and secretary of state who ran unsuccessfully for Ohio governor in 2006, is a conservative Republican.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:01:17 +0000 Howard Wilkinson & t 9222 at Blackwell and Springer, side-by-side