In today’s Jolt, we’ll explore a question of how and when to confront Russia, why the Senate is being a little more productive than before, and why Ohio governor John Kasich is the thing that wouldn’t leave. …
The Ohio Legislature Should Override John Kasich on Medicaid
Ohio legislators can save taxpayers billions, reclaim control of the largest program in the state budget, and set a positive example for other states by overriding Governor John Kasich’s recent Medicaid-policy vetoes.
In its biennial budget passed in June, …
Vetoing a ‘Heartbeat Abortion Ban’ Has Not Won Kasich Any Reprieve from the Left
There is a tendency on the left to insinuate that conservative ideas are equally if not more dangerous when they are moderated, and a Washington Post opinion piece by Molly Roberts yesterday is a case in point. Under the headline, “…
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 …
John Kasich, The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave
From the first Morning Jolt of the week…
John Kasich, The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave
The New York Times contends – only somewhat convincingly – that Republicans are thinking about 2020 presidential race beyond a President Trump reelection campaign. One of their …
John Kasich’s Campaign to Save Obamacare
Ohio governor John Kasich’s public-relations campaign for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion could wipe out whatever chance remains for Congress to pass a substantial Obamacare-repeal bill.
Medicaid expansion puts working-age adults with no kids and no disabilities on a welfare …
Why Midwestern GOP Governors Fail
If you were looking for an ideal Republican presidential candidate, you might start with someone who was a popular, reforming, tax cutting, conservative, governor of a Midwestern, swing-state. You would look at a Scott Walker or, if that fell through, …
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 …