July 20, 2015

Did you know John Kasich has an "anger management" problem?

Politico has a big article on the subject. 

I half suspect this as an effort by the John Kasich campaign to gin up some interest in the guy — get some of that Trump magic, maybe.

22 comments:

Rae said...

Is Kasich taking the "Democrats Favorite Republican" title from McCain?

Brando said...

Did he throw a lamp at his spouse when he caught his spouse cheating? You know, actual domestic violence?

If not, then he has one up on Hillary.

Clinton--the candidate of domestic violence. Because if you do it, you can best understand it.

lgv said...

Well, it is unfortunate that one has to do something to get serious attention. Kasich is a person whose resume should get consideration for the job of President. Trump's resume would get tossed. It takes "loud" to get noticed. People like Pawlenty four years ago get no traction. Harpies and single issue screamers will get more consideration.

A poll question that will never happen: "If you responded favorably to Donald Trump, what issue do agree with him, other than immigration?" (OK, bad sentence structure)

EMD said...

His nickname here in Columbus is The Irascible Bastard.

No, it's not. I'm lying.

robinintn said...

Except he's been getting pissy with potential donors who ask why they should give him their money. It's not tough, it's Obamaesque - Childish, unpleasant, thin-skinned, with a whiff of "How Dare You! - Don't you know who I am?"

Humperdink said...

Another "no-chance" R. Why is Politico wasting their (and ours) time?

furious_a said...

Most national Republicans' anger management problem is that they lack the conviction to actually get angry.

mccullough said...

Maybe he wants to play The Hulk in the next Avengers movie

traditionalguy said...

Anger is a human emotion, so this amounts to be a claim to be a human being. I can understand why Ohio people feel a need to make that claim.

Michael K said...

Kasich needs a better haircut. The article sounds like a limp lefty microaggresion complaint.

Brando said...

I don't think Kasich has "no chance"--he polls low now, but I don't think he announced yet and likely hasn't the name recognition of Bush or Trump (who really do best in the polls right now because most GOP voters at least know those two names). What's likely to happen is this:

1) Trump will "bow out" once he has to release financial forms, or use some other excuse to drop his bid, though the real reason will be because he's done as much as he could for the Clintons.

2) As debates and airwaves gin up notice for the various well-funded candidates, the poll numbers will jockey around this fall. With so many candidates though, margins will be tight and seemingly everyone gets a turn of attention.

3) Actual voting starts, next January, and gradually the lesser chance candidates will drop out.

At that point, we'll see if Kasich is another Pawlenty or a McCain 2008. This race at least has a potential for excitement.

Humperdink said...

He has no chance because he has already alienated some of the voters who are hugely active in the primaries - also known as the base. He has a long way to go.

It reminds me of a baseball pennant race where you have too many good teams in front of you. They all have to falter for you to win. I don't see that happening.

sydney said...

If you want an establishment Republican, Kasich is your man!

EMD said...

If you want an establishment Republican, Kasich is your man!

I'd argue Jeb is the establishment R to beat right now.

Brando said...

"If you want an establishment Republican, Kasich is your man!"

If you want an establishment Republican, then whoever wins the nomination will be your man. If you're able to get a majority of the delegates then you are by definition establishment.

Now, is the "establishment" more right wing or moderate? That remains to be seen.

Larry J said...

Brando said...

Now, is the "establishment" more right wing or moderate? That remains to be seen.


From what I've seem, they're moderate to a fault. Their working motto seems to be, "Vote for us, we suck less!" They're in favor of illegal immigration because it allows companies to hire cheaper labor. They're in favor of ObamaCare because they never met a big government program they didn't like. They just want to control the big government, not reduce it in any way.

Sorry, but "we suck less" isn't going to cut it for me next year. Give me something I can vote for, not just against. If you can't do that, I'm likely to do something I've never done before since I started voting in 1976 - either stay at home or just not vote for the top of the ticket.

Brando said...

"From what I've seem, they're moderate to a fault."

Well, the question is how do you define "establishment"? The elected officials of the party? Just the elected officials in Washington? Just the top leadership among that group (e.g. Boehner, but not Cruz)? Because even then it's a question as to who weilds what power.

My point is that the "establishment" if defined as "whoever has influence and power in the party" can vary, and it may not be the "moderates" in charge. The nominee will as usual be someone who can straddle both groups.

damikesc said...

Kasich is a person whose resume should get consideration for the job of President.

If one REALLY opposes overly religious folks in power, nobody should support him. He defended his asinine expansion of Medicare on completely religious grounds.

BTW, that expansion is why I'd never, for any reason imaginable, vote for him.

1) Trump will "bow out" once he has to release financial forms, or use some other excuse to drop his bid, though the real reason will be because he's done as much as he could for the Clintons.

Didn't he do that last week and complain that the forms are inadequate for a person of his wealth?

At that point, we'll see if Kasich is another Pawlenty or a McCain 2008. This race at least has a potential for excitement.

Why vote for a new spender like Kasich when we already have a Bush?

sydney said...

It was Medicaid expansion, but yeah- terrible move on his part.

DavidD said...

Kasich was elected to be the Ohio equivalent of Walker but all he's been is a disappointment.

SB5 could've been a winner but after it was defeated by referendum he never took a shot at piecemealing the thing.

Meh.

libertariansafetyguy said...

Does no one remember Bill Clinton's Red Rage?! M

I live in Ohio. He does have a short fuse. He's also a damn fine governor. He fixed the pension system, lowered taxes, and balanced the budget. He's also modernizing Ohio state government. I don't agree with him on some social issues - but I'd still vote for him for president.

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