Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ron Christie ― The Case for President John Kasich

In his latest piece for The Daily Beast, Ron Christie, the conservative Republican strategist, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush, makes the case for John Kasich, the governor of Ohio. He argues that "the Ohio governor is a formidable political talent with a solidly conservative record."

(The Daily Beast)

"John Kasich is ready to be president. And I should know: I have known the Ohio governor for nearly 25 years and worked alongside him for more than eight.  So while he may not be blowing up in the polls yet, those who choose to underestimate him do so at their peril.

The reason Kasich is to be taken seriously in his bid for the White House, in addition to his enormous success in the Buckeye State, is that he has always overcome obstacles when people told him what he couldn’t. When he was just 18 and a freshman at Ohio State, Kasich pestered the secretary to then-OSU President Novice Fawcett for a meeting. When she relented and added him to the schedule, Kasich discovered that Fawcett was about to leave for a meeting with President Nixon. 

Kasich was turned down in his request to join Fawcett’s meeting with the president, but he didn’t walk away empty-handed—Fawcett agreed to deliver a letter from the young freshman asking for his own meeting with the president."

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