Kasich Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: John Kasich in Madison: I can overcome GOP rivals' 'amateur hour'
Ohio Gov. John Kasich told an audience of supporters in Madison on Monday that he is the candidate with the best shot at winning the White House in November, and the one best suited to lead the country as president.
Though he didn't mention them by name, Kasich derided the policies of his rivals Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as "amateur hour" responses that were the result of their inexperience, and said he is the candidate who will confront the threat of terrorism and repair partisan divisions at home.
"We're fighting for the future of our children," Kasich said. "This is not the time to play around or to play politics. ... This is a time for leadership..."
...In his fiery introduction, [former Gov. Tommy] Thompson pushed back against the idea that a vote for Kasich helped Trump, saying it's Kasich who will do best in a general election against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
"Since (Kasich) is the only candidate that definitely will win ... a vote for Donald Trump and Sen. Cruz is a vote for Hillary Clinton," Thompson said.
John Kasich, Kasich Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: John Kasich in Madison: I can overcome GOP rivals' 'amateur hour' Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/316733