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Kasich Campaign Press Release - The Boston Globe— "Finally, Some Clarity in the GOP Race"

March 16, 2016

Scot Lehigh

The Boston Globe
March 16, 2016

Given [Kasich's] political profile, he's someone who, as the GOP nominee, would have a reasonable shot at winning the presidency.

Which sets Kasich light years apart from Trump or Cruz. Trump's nomination would prove ruinous to the GOP's electoral hopes — and indeed, might even split the GOP into not so grand parts. No wonder, then, that he's the candidate so many Democrats want Republicans to nominate.


As a well-liked and respected purple-state governor, Kasich is a better party-unifying prospect than the abrasive hard-right Texan.

And in contrast with Cruz's phony filibusters and pointless budgetary brinksmanship, Kasich actually has a record of conservative accomplishment. As former House Budget Committee chairman, he takes — and deserves — real credit for helping engineer the last balanced federal budget. He's also been a successful governor of Ohio, a state without which no Republican has ever won the White House.


Kasich also runs strongest against Clinton in the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. And in small but possibly critical New Hampshire.

So the logic is clearly there. That said, it's also true that logic and the long view haven't exactly been holding the reins this primary season.

But despite the unpredictable twists and turns, the case for Kasich has steadily improved, moving from complicated to conceivable to credible.

Expect it to become more persuasive post-Rubio, as Republicans wake up to the fact that the Ohio governor is the only one of the remaining hopefuls who doesn't have "November Disaster" emblazoned on his forehead.

Read the full article here.

John Kasich, Kasich Campaign Press Release - The Boston Globe— "Finally, Some Clarity in the GOP Race" Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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