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.
#ad#Back in May, while Kasich was …
Kasich and Medicaid, in Theory and Practice
John Kasich, Ohio’s Republican governor, often argues that expanding Medicaid is the Christian thing to do. Most recently he has said that the policy is rooted in a Biblical concern for the downtrodden.
Expanding Medicaid provides some financial peace-of-mind …
Why Kasich Matters (and Could Win)
Ohio governor John Kasich does not immediately leap to mind when most people think of the Republican likeliest to remain standing next spring. That’s a pity, because he is slowly positioning himself to become the person most likely to surprise …
John Kasich and the Republican Voter
If resume and electoral record were the primary criteria for a presidential candidacy, John Kasich would be in the top-tier. Heck, He might even be at the very top. But if resume and electoral record were the primary factors, we …
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, …
Kasich on Same-Sex Marriage: ‘The Court Has Ruled and It’s Time to Move On’
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges this past Friday, most Republican presidential hopefuls came out swinging. But not Ohio governor John Kasich.
Kasich, who is expected to announce his candidacy …
Kasich’s Squishy Svengali
Ohio governor John Kasich has yet to enter the presidential race, but his reported talks with Republican strategist John Weaver, even before the Washington Post reported Tuesday that he would serve as a senior strategist for the campaign, were already …
Kasich Hints Heavily at Presidential Run, Touts Iconoclastic Streak
John Kasich made it very clear he wants to run for president on Friday, repeatedly alluding to the prospect as he promoted his brand of unconventional, “compassionate” Republican politics.
The Ohio governor spoke to a small group of conservative activists …