John Kasich enters the race

John Kasich


The Governor of Ohio John Kasich has entered the race for the US presidency:

July 16, 2015

Mixing the secular and spiritual, Ohio Gov. John Kasich Tuesday became the 16th major Republican candidate to formally join the race for president.

In a lengthy announcement speech in Columbus, at his Ohio State alma mater, Kasich cited his experience as a former member of Congress and a chief executive to suggest that he brings a unique skill set to the crowded contest.

“I know what needs to be done,” he said. “I’ve been there at all levels, OK?”

Invoking religious faith, he also spoke at length about the need for a society that is more caring and compassionate, citing programs in Ohio to help drug addicts, the mentally ill and the economically hard-pressed. His expansion of healthcare access under the federal Affordable Care Act is a sore point among conservatives, who attacked Kasich ahead of his announcement.

Shunning high-flown rhetoric for a more conversational, plain-spoken style, Kasich took issue with the purists and hard-liners in both political parties.

“Policy is more important than politics, ideology or any of the other nonsense we see,” said Kasich, who is known for his blunt, sometimes abrasive style. Strategists hope to turn that quality into an asset, calling his candor a sign of authenticity.

July 21, 2015

Ask the governor of Ohio about drug addiction, and he’ll give you a sermon. Ask about the environment, and he’ll say it matters because “the Lord gave it to us.” Ask about his controversial (for a Republican) decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and he’ll talk about helping the “downtrodden.”  …

He could be the wild card of the 2016 race. Kasich is the two-term governor of the seventh-largest state in the country, a must-win battleground state. And unlike the other sitting governors in the race, he’s popular at home, his famously short fuse notwithstanding.

Kasich also faces massive competition. He’s the 16th Republican to announce for 2016, and with an average of 1.6 percent in national polls of GOP voters, he’s in 12th place. As of now, that’s not good enough to make the main stage in the first Republican debate Aug. 6 on Fox News, which is inviting just the top 10 candidates in the polls.

But speaking to the three reporters covering him in Newmarket last week, Kasich disagrees he’s getting in too late.

Ohio Gov. Kasich Is 16th Notable Entry Into GOP Race

July 21, 2015
His entry nearly rounds out an unusually diverse Republican lineup with two Hispanics, an African-American, one woman and several younger candidates alongside older white men such as Kasich, 63, and Jeb Bush, 62. The field is so crowded it’s unclear whether Kasich will qualify for the GOP’s first debate in his home state in just two weeks.

“How did we end up with 20 people running for president?” Kasich asks with a smile in a video recently released by his political action committee. He cites his experience with the federal budget, national security and his leadership of Ohio. “Of all those people running, there’s not one that has experience in all those critical three areas.”

Kasich (pronounced KAY’-sik) ran for president once before, briefly seeking the 2000 nomination after he helped seal a federal balanced budget deal as House Budget chairman in 1997. Since then he put in nearly a decade as an investment executive and more than four years of strong-willed and often abrasive leadership as governor.

July 21, 2015

John Kasich enters a crowded field of Republican candidates Tuesday, as he becomes the 16th person to declare he is running for president.

It will be an uphill climb for the Ohio governor, who’s in the three percent range in national polls. But he does bring three distinct advantages to the race: he’ll be the most popular sitting governor running, with a 60-percent approval rating in his state, a June Quinnipiac poll says, a presidential operation with more than $11 million in the bank, and a long resume that includes nearly 20 years in Congress, the statehouse in Ohio and time in the private sector.

Kasich’s shot at moving up in the polls may come if one of his opponents starts sinking. He’s a business-friendly governor that will appeal to the same crowd as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Plus, he has Christie’s brash style that appeals to some voters, but with a better state economic record to back up his leadership.

“Republican voters do like the style that Chris Christie made famous back in 2012, the style of where you just don’t take criticism sitting down,” Ohio State University Political Science Professor Paul Beck told CBS News. “Kasich may be able to differentiate himself from Bush within that same niche as being more like Chris Christie and less like Jeb Bush.”

So, John Kasich basically seems to feel that the other candidates are incompetent or otherwise not truly qualified to be the President of the USA.  Even if that is so, that does not mean that he is.  I heard much of his announcement speech on CNN radio today, and will state that his announcement seemed to be focused on trying to reach out to multiple possible support groups.

John Kasich is entering a very crowded field. FOX is planning on a debate between the top ten candidates per some poll next month and we will see if John Kasich get enough attention and support to be part of that debate. Now, in the past couple of weeks, Donald Trump has probably gotten the most media attention for the Republican candidacy, followed by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. The three of whom are polling high amongst the Republican presidential hopefuls.

Mother Jones reported this about John Kasich:

July 21, 2015

He’s different from the current GOP on some big issues: In November Kasich said he was open to Obama’s immigration plan, which would temporarily protect 5 million immigrants from deportation. This stance sets him apart other GOP candidates, including Trump and Cruz, who have fiercely assailed immigration reform. He seems more liberal when it comes to gay marriage, saying in a spring CNN interview that if the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage he would have no problem attending a gay friend’s wedding.  (He stayed true to his word, attending a gay marriage on July 3, a week following the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling). …

Kasich has a temper: He is not one to bother with pleasantries. According to Politico, in 2014 during a donor dinner, Kasich was asked by the wife of a major financial backer about his support of expanded Medicaid. Kasich lashed out: “I don’t know about you, lady. But when I get to the Pearly Gates, I’m going to have an answer for what I’ve done for the poor.” Twenty possible donors walked out of the room. According to an Atlantic profile on Kasich, once a top Ohio GOP donor swore he would never donate a dime to Kasich’s campaign because he found the governor “unpleasantly arrogant.”

Here is a listing of some of John Kasich’s political positions and accomplishments:

Budget and economic legislation

As Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Kasich was the lead architect of the 1997 balanced budget deal. This marked the first time the federal budget achieved balance since 1969 and ultimately led to a federal budget surplus.  …

Foreign policy and defense

While in congress, Kasich participated in nine international trips where he visited ten foreign countries. He also played a key role in passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the most significant restructuring and streamlining of the military command structure since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947. He was invited by President Reagan to be one of four House members present at the bill signing. …


Kasich’s first priority when he came into office was the elimination of the projected $6–8 billion state budget shortfall.[55] Kasich utilized a number of cost-saving reforms without raising taxes and signed the new balanced budget on June 30, 2011. The budget included the elimination of the estate tax and the continuation of a previously passed income tax cut for all Ohioans.

Kasich’s first major piece of legislation signed into law was the creation of JobsOhio, a private, non-profit organization designed to manage economic development in Ohio.

As a result of Kasich’s budgeting efforts throughout his first term, Ohio’s rainy-day fund (or surplus) went from $0.89 to $1.5 billion today. …

Health care

Kasich has taken advantage of Obamacare funding to expand Medicaid in Ohio, he says he wishes to keep that part of the law, and “repeal and replace” the rest of the law.  …

Labor laws

On November 8, 2011, Ohio voters strongly (61 percent to 39 percent) rejected the restrictive new collective bargaining law for public employees that Kasich had championed. …


Also in June 2013, Kasich received both criticism and praise for signing into effect a bill that included controversial anti-abortion measures such as mandating any woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound and cutting funding to Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile, the bill provided funding to crisis pregnancy centers, which do not provide abortion referrals and are often run by religious groups. Further, under this bill, rape crisis centers received funding for the first time in Ohio history, but a requirement instituted by the legislature stated that in order to collect the funds they would not be allowed to inform sexual assault victims about abortion options(John Kasich, Wikipedia, accessed 07/21/15)

Certainly, I agree that abortion is wrong.  And of course, homosexual marriage is wrong, though John Kasich may not think so.

That being said, if John Kasich were to win the Republican nomination and potentially face Hillary Clinton, there would be major differences between parts of their their platforms and goals for the USA.

Of course, I do not believe that John Kaish is the real answer for the USA. The USA needs national repentance and the return of Jesus and the Kingdom of God.

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