Whom Should Trump Choose for VP?
Now that Trump is the certain nominee, nervous conservatives are shifting focus to the bottom of the ticket. Who is Trump’s running-mate going to be? It’s a tricky question.
There are a lot of good options — smart, …
Thus Ends John Kasich’s Pathetic and Vain Presidential Campaign
John Kasich is calling it quits. Good riddance. It is however, worth remembering exactly how pitiful, delusional, and destructive his campaign had become.
He didn’t start out pathetic. As a popular center-right governor of a key swing state, he had …
Six Weeks After Rubio Departs Race, Kasich Overtakes Him
A mere six weeks after Marco Rubio dropped out of the race, John Kasich has overtaken him in total votes — the Ohio governor now has 3,677,669 votes to Rubio’s 3,490,758. (Rubio still has more delegates; remember that you can win …
The Overexposed John Kasich
I didn’t do this one for NRO, since it was an attempt to preach to the heathens in hopes that they might find salvation, but for those who might be interested, I have an article at CNN today that looks …
Cruz, Kasich Snipe at Each Other at RNC Meeting
Hollywood, Fla. — Ted Cruz and John Kasich are getting on each other’s nerves.
The two presidential hopefuls spent the day here at the Diplomat Resort, to pitch their candidacies to the RNC members. But in between their large meetings …
John Kasich Runs into the PC Police
Last Friday, John Kasich stepped on a politically correct land mine when he advised a female college student to reduce the threat of sexual assault by avoiding parties “where there’s a lot of alcohol.”
At a town-hall meeting in …
The Not-So-Nice Kasich, Killing GOP Hopes
First, there was Jim Gilmore. Then, there was Ben Carson. Now, there’s John Kasich. This Republican nomination cycle boasted a bumper crop of candidates with delusions of grandeur. Two of them, at least, had the sense to pack it …
Dear John Kasich, Robust Religious Liberty Protections Help Americans ‘Chill Out’
Yesterday, speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” John Kasich indicated that he wouldn’t sign a religious liberty bill and instead oh-so-helpfully urged people to “chill out.” Here are his remarks:
First, he narrows religious liberty to the concern of religious …
Kasich Team Pitches Electability to Potential Delegates
In a conference call Monday night with supporters, John Kasich’s campaign team emphasized the Ohio governor’s ability to win in the general election as a selling point for potential delegates in both past and upcoming states, per a source on …
Let me put this as mildly as possible: I have not been in a pro-John Kasich mood lately. And I am grateful to National Review, which has inflamed me and provided a balm. I bet that other readers will understand …
The Political Headwinds Finally Topple John Kasich
Dulles, Va. — Five minutes after John Kasich was set to begin a press conference here in a private terminal at Dulles Airport, word came: His plane had not taken off from Ohio.
Kasich got on a plane set to fly …
How Long can Kasich Hold on?
Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. Ted Cruz has picked up his ball and gone home. Yet John Kasich says he’ll stay in the presidential race.
It’s a somewhat quixotic effort, and one that seems unlikely to …
One Big Problem with the Cruz-Kasich Strategy
Here’s one giant reason the Cruz–Kasich strategic voting alliance is, if not doomed to failure, facing a steep uphill climb#…#
Indiana Kasich Voter: Governor Kasich, I think you’re exactly what the Republican party needs! We’ve had …
Will John Kasich Hand Trump the Nomination?
The best delegate trackers out there still think it likely that Donald Trump will fall short of the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the GOP nomination on the first ballot.
But there’s one man who can cut a deal …
Will John Kasich Catch Marco Rubio’s Vote Total?
Right now, Rubio, who suspended his campaign on March 15, has 3,484,238 votes so far. Kasich, who continued past Super Tuesday to compete in Arizona, Utah, Wisconsin as well as the caucus states, has 2,983,432. The Florida senator’s departure hasn’t exactly …
What Does John Kasich Think He’s Doing?
When John Kasich departs this earthly vale of tears, he ought to donate his brain to science. It could teach us a lot about irrational thinking.
The Ohio governor has won a single state: his own. He has 143 delegates. That …
Calls for American Unity Are Dishonest (Democrats) or Naïve (Republicans)
Just about all candidates for president regularly announce their intent to unite Americans, to “bring us together.”
It’s a gimmick.
If they are sincere, they are profoundly naïve; if they are just muttering sweet nothings in order to …
Why Won’t John Kasich Go Away?
There was an old Saturday Night Live fake movie trailer narrated by horror-movie veteran Christopher Lee. John Belushi played a houseguest who couldn’t take a hint from a couple who just wanted to go to bed. The husband tells …
Kasich Calls for Trump, Cruz to ‘Consolidate Behind Me’
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz should suspend their campaigns and “consolidate” behind John Kasich, John Kasich suggested this morning during an appearance on Meet the Press.
“Ted Cruz’s campaign is repeatedly called for you to get out,” host Chuck Todd …
This truly is a year when the rules don’t apply. If they did, John Kasich would be back in Columbus trying to figure out whether he sells his soul to Donald Trump or endorses Ted Cruz.
Instead, the Ohio …