Kasich on the War of Ideas
After reading tweets like this one and this one, I was inclined to do a post defending John Kasich from media distortions. The gist of that post would have been: Kasich wants a new government agency that promotes, in his …
John Kasich Enters the Twilight Zone
If there’s a consensus about Wednesday’s GOP debate, it’s that the CNBC moderators had a train wreck. Among the non-conservatives who thought the moderators were horribly biased and inept were HBO’s Bill Maher and Ron Fournier …
John Kasich: Medicaid Expansion Is Type of Policy that Could Reduce Mass Shootings
John Kasich pointed to his controversial expansion of Medicaid in Ohio today as an example of the type of action government can take to prevent mass shootings.
“Look, part of the reason I expanded Medicaid is so people can get …
Fiorina’s Night, Trump’s Fade, Kasich’s Country, and Rubio’s Missed Opportunity
1. I don’t want to do any Trumpish bragging, but I called how the Fiorina-Trump confrontation was going to go all the way back in August.
2. Even Trump-haters seem to be careful to argue that Trump’s weak performance last night might …
Why Is Kasich Bragging about His Racial Discrimination?
Last week, there were a number of news stories in which Ohio governor (and presidential hopeful) John Kasich crowed that the state’s minority contracting goal (read “quota”) had at long last been achieved.
Nothing to brag about, in my …
More from Kasich on Abortion
Spokesman Chris Schrimpf e-mails:
Like all real pro-life advocates the governor hopes that Roe is overturned. Until then Ohio is one of the safest places in America for unborn children thanks to protections that the governor has enacted, including a …
In New Hampshire yesterday, reports The Federalist, Governor Kasich was asked whether he “can respect” Roe v. Wade or is “a threat to a woman’s right to control her own body.” Kasich’s response took fewer words than the question: “Obviously …
Alabama’s Bentley Endorses Kasich for President
Insert all appropriate caveats about the importance of endorsements — i.e., not much at all, and maybe nothing — and note that John Kasich is touting his endorsement by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley:
“John Kasich’s success in putting …
Five Reasons Why Kasich-Rubio Is the Right 2016 Ticket
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual conservative RedState Gathering, where nine Republican presidential candidates gave fiery speeches. Although all were very impressive speakers, I kept applying the “Buckley rule” — these days, generally thought of as “nominate …
Ohio’s Republican Treasurer Sticks with Rubio, Raising Eyebrows among Kasich Supporters
Cleveland — Now that Ohio governor John Kasich is officially running for president, most Buckeye State elected officials have either endorsed him or opted to stay on the sidelines.
Not state treasurer Josh Mandel.
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In Praise of Two Candidates (Who Are Not Mine)
Before the mood passes, I’d like to pay tribute to two debaters last night: John Kasich and Rand Paul. In several articles, I’ve read that Kasich’s words won’t endear him to the Republican primary electorate. That …
As His Poll Numbers Slide, Kasich Goes on the Offensive
Tuftonboro, N.H. — “Did you know why the skeleton couldn’t go to the party?” John Kasich cracked Tuesday night at a town hall in Littleton.
“Because it had no body to go with him.”
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Kasich Offers to Buy Bibles for Critics of His Medicaid Expansion Plan
Here’s Ohio governor John Kasich, declaring he’ll buy Bibles for those who criticize him for expanding Medicaid in his state as part of the implementation of Obamacare:
“Look at Medicaid expansion! Do you know how many people are yelling at …
Kasich Rolls Out Ohio Campaign Team
John Kasich’s presidential campaign announced its Ohio leadership team in a conference call with state Republicans Tuesday evening. It’s a show of force as other candidates, particularly Jeb Bush, have started to try to make inroads in the state.
Kimberley Strassel’s column on John Kasich in today’s Wall Street Journal takes a weird detour to bash reform conservatism. (Which she has bashed before.)
Mr. Kasich’s is fresh to many voters, but his message isn’t. This …
More foolish or cowardly kowtowing to the myth of judicial supremacy: The Weekly Standard’s Michael Warren reports that Ohio governor, and Republican presidential candidate, John Kasich was asked by a voter whether he would “respect the Roe versus Wade …
Charles Barkley Backs John Kasich (for Now)
The Ohio governor has the former NBA star’s support . . . at least until Elizabeth Warren or Julian Castro jump into the race. The Hill reports:
“Right now, I like John Kasich, the governor of Ohio,” Barkley said on ESPN Radio’…
On CNN, Dana Bash asked Ohio governor John Kasich about his opposition to abortion, and then about whether Marco Rubio and Scott Walker’s positions on the issue would make them unelectable.
BASH: And you know, because you were standing on …
Kasich: ‘You Don’t Tear People Down Just Because They Disagree With You’
Atlanta — Ohio governor John Kasich responded to Donald Trump’s comments without making any mention of Trump himself.
Kasich tweeted this statement:
“Everyone deserves respect and dignity, whether they agree with you or not. You don’t tear people down just because …
John Kasich’s Exaggerated Momentum
Ohio governor John Kasich has doubled his national polling support to the mid-single digits — and some media outlets are treating him as a conquering hero just for edging into the top ten of the GOP presidential race.
At this point, …