Those of you who’ve been looking forward to Ohio Gov. John Kasich becoming a GOP 2016 candidate need to put your hopes elsewhere. This is a guy with a serious political death wish. Or as Mitt might say, a “severe” political death wish.
Kasich has hired Fred Davis. Yes, the same Fred Davis who worked for Jon Huntsman in 2012. The same Fred Davis who produced the “Demon Sheep” ad for Carly Fiorina and the “I Am Not a Witch” ad for Christine O’Donnell. We’re talking the two worst ads in the history of politics, which I guess is an achievement of some sort.
Kasich has hired John Weaver, who also worked for Huntsman, and who was unceremoniously fired by John McCain back in July 2007, when McCain’s campaign was looking very, very dead. Weaver let Huntsman prattle on in Chinese during a primary debate, because, you know, there’s nothing the GOP base loves more than a guy who’s fluent in Chinese.
As a late entrant, Kasich needs to make a splash, which I expect he will. That splash you hear before a heavy object sinks straight to the bottom.
“In private, Romney has told friends he has little interest in helping the Republican Party rebuild and re-brand itself.”
Philip Rucker, “A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid,” WaPo
Look, I can’t stand the guy, but if the GOP thinks it was just him and his 47% percent — hideous as that was — they’re even crazier than I thought.
The seeds of Mitt’s defeat were sown in the earlier victories of extremist governors like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, John Kasich, and Bob McDonnell. They were sown in the spectacle of the GOP debates when Mitt had to share the stage with nutjobs like Cain, Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, and Newt. They were sown in the Senate races of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, dragging Mitt down with them as they drowned.
Ohio’s wildly unpopular governor, John Kasich, kept on pushing the Big Lie on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that the U. S. is heading toward a crisis like Greece’s, riots and all. This is just garbage, but it unnecessarily frightens people, especially seniors who worry about their Social Security and Medicare:
“We don’t want to be Greece. We don’t want to be places where people are rioting because we waited so long to get things fixed, we’re pulling the rug from under them.”
This is beyond irresponsible, it’s inflammatory and cruel.
The people of Ohio rejected not only John Kasich’s anti-union law, but also Kasich himself today. Kasich, who gives arrogant pricks a bad name, will find himself back where he belongs, hosting on Fox News, in the next election.
Taking a pendulum which had swung too far in favor of unions, Kasich swung it as far in the other direction as it could go. By over-reaching, he ended up with what he deserves — nothing.
Let’s see if common sense prevails in Mississippi, where they’re voting on whether a fertilized egg is a person.