Apr 7, 2016

John Kasich: Suggesting a Nice Photo Shoot--Dogs

 Republican or Democrat it is embarrassing for our country that donald trump could be the possible one to win the GOP nomination for something as serious as President of the United States.

It would be nice if someone more or less normal with  a good track record comparatively could be going against Hillary Clinton, who I am voting for and one of the main reasons is her support of Planned Parenthood.

Please see the comment of AJG.......

The Republican party seems to be in a state of disarray--why did they not jump behind John Kasich after Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio dropped out.  It seems like the GOP cannot make a decision with Mitt Romney winning that race.

Cruz or trump cannot win against Hillary--they are too far out to win in  a general election.

The GOP should be backing John Kasich with big ads.

Every day trump steals all of the media attention with his ridiculous comments and CNN falls for it hook, line and sinker.

I guess policy can be a little boring.

Suggesting John Kasich should go for a nice photo-op and some strategic and good attention seeking.

I am suggesting The Human Society and a particular focus on Pit Bulls--those pictures would be hard to beat.

After the Brussels incident, Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said on CNN the only two people running for the highest office to act the part with reasonable statements and plans were John Kasich and Hillary Clinton.

But instead of focusing on who was acting Presidential in light of this tragedy CNN immediately went right back to talking about donald and Cruz and the bickering going on between their wives.


This man does not deserve to be Our Governor let alone President of Our United States. As Governor, Mr Kasich has drastically cut funding to many Cities in Ohio causing tremendous hardships on local communities.Mr. Kasich recently signed a Bill passed by Right Wingers of our Legislature that defunded Planned Parenthood. Many, many Poor People in Ohio depended greatly on Planned Parenthood to assist them in making it through Life, on many other things besides abortion.
  Shame on Mr. Kasich for making life harder for Cities and Women in Ohio.   The man, in my eyes, has no compassion for "The Little Guy" who struggles daily to survive. In my eyes, Mr. Kasich did one thing right. He expanded Medicaid in Ohio after our Right Wing Republican Legislature rejected it. But I believe that if the Affordable Care Act had never provided money to assist the State in expanding Medicaid, which greatly assists "The little Guy" with his or her health issues, Mr. Kasich would have rejected Medicaid Expansion just as 19 of his other fellow Governors have.

from cleveland.com:

Pennsylvania is last-chance state for John Kasich's presidential bid: Brent Larkin

John Kasich
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. (Tony Dejak, Associated Press)
Brent Larkin, cleveland.comBy Brent Larkin, cleveland.com 
on April 07, 2016 at 7:24 AM
CLEVELAND -- Gov. John Kasich is out of excuses.
Anything less than a win or close second in Pennsylvania gives lie to a central tenet of his campaign:
That Kasich's presidential bid will thrive when the primary season arrives in the Midwest and states close to Ohio, places where his moderate views and obvious electability will appeal to voters.
So far it hasn't quite happened that way.
All Kasich's gotten out of states similar to Ohio was a distant third in Illinois and Michigan, followed by a pathetic third Tuesday in Wisconsin.
John Kasich can't believe this election: #Retweet, April 4, 2016 edition
John Kasich: "I'm up 14 points on Hillary in Wisconsin, and I'm going to lose in Wisconsin."

Team Kasich always has some excuse, a reason that almost makes sense.
When the campaign arrives in Pennsylvania on April 26, excuses won't work.
Kasich lives and works in Ohio. But he left a piece of his heart in Pennsylvania.
Soon we'll find out if the people who still live there think as fondly of Kasich as he does of the place where he grew up.
2014: A mailman's son in McKees Rocks dreams of priesthood and politics: John Kasich 5.0
A Northeast Ohio Media Group profile of Ohio Gov. John Kasich as he rebrands himself re-election and perhaps even another run for president in 2016.

If they don't, the chances of Republicans turning to Kasich at a brokered convention in Cleveland will all but evaporate.
Polls consistently confirm Kasich's claim he's a far better general election candidate than Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz.
But that argument is becoming a futile exercise in circular reasoning. Kasich loyalists got the last part right. But all the stuff that comes beforehand has, to date, been a failure.
Like Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was also considered a great general election candidate. But it has now been more than three weeks since Rubio quit the race, concluding he could never win enough delegates to capture the nomination.
Rubio's exit came on March 15. As of today, he still has 28 more delegates than Kasich.
Already there's a drumbeat of talk that, if convention delegates turn away from Trump and Cruz, party regulars would much prefer House Speaker Paul Ryan over Ohio's governor.
Ryan is more conservative, more likable, and probably more electable than Kasich.
When the campaign arrives in Pennsylvania on April 26, excuses won't work.
But even if Kasich's campaign continues to fall short of expectations, the fact Cruz and Trump want him out of the race is reason for him to stay in it, hoping Republicans in New York and then Pennsylvania appreciate the candidate voters everywhere else have not.
The latest poll out of Pennsylvania was hardly encouraging. A Qunnipiac University survey, concluded April 4, showed Kasich running third in the state of his birth, 15 percentage points behind Trump and six behind Cruz.
Kasich's fond memories of growing up in western Pennsylvania are genuine. Those regular references to his hometown of McKees Rocks aren't timed to coincide with the state's presidential primary. He's been using his "son of a mailman" shtick for years.
But some recent campaign stops in the state haven't gone especially well. And a couple of events included flashes of the unflattering side of Kasich's personality that he's done a decent job of concealing throughout much of the campaign.
During an April 1 town hall meeting in central Pennsylvania, the crowd turned on Kasich when he suggested "teachers are the most underpaid profession in the nation."
It was a curious claim, given that school funding on Kasich's watch has failed to keep pace with inflation. And not once as governor has Kasich attempted to publicly champion higher pay for the country's most "underpaid profession" - even though Ohio has been so awash in cash that Kasich has signed budgetscutting taxes by $5 billion.
Teachers unions in Ohio contribute mightily to the public's negative perception of what is, on balance, a noble profession. But Kasich was right. Teachers generally are underpaid.
But the audience in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, wasn't buying it.
When a nurse complained, "not true governor, not true," Kasich turned testy.
"What do you want, to just eliminate teachers?" he asked. "Come on .... I'm in favor of putting you in charge of your school budgets. If you want to cut teachers pay, that's up to you."
Then came the Kasich compromise: Take some of the millions paid to professional athletes and give it to nurses.
Left unexplained and unanswered was why target athletes and not Wall Street billionaires, or members of any other overpaid profession.
By then, it didn't matter. The crowd in Camp Hill had heard enough. After a couple more prickly responses from the candidate, pennlive.com reported the event ended with some in the room muttering:
"Go back to Ohio."
That's exactly where Kasich doesn't want to be.
At least not until July 18.
Brent Larkin was The Plain Dealer's editorial director from 1991 until his retirement in 2009.
To reach Brent Larkin: blarkin@cleveland.com

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