Skip to comments.John Kasich for vice president?
Posted on 08/02/2008 4:10:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Readers may recall that I'm a bit down on the prospect of John McCain finding a running mate who will do him more good than harm. However, one person who might fit this description is John Kasich. He was a popular nine-term Congressman from Ohio, a state Republicans desperately need to carry. And he's originally from western Pennsylvania, another key area.
Kasich seems to possess a blue collar appeal that his party desperately needs. To be sure, he was never a Senator or a Governor, but he held a leadership position in the House, serving as Chairman of the Budget Committee. He was also a key figure in passing welfare reform. Thus, Kasich would seem to possess credibility when it comes to economic issues.
Kasich has his own show, "Heartland," on Fox News. He's good on television and his performances reinforce my belief that, more than anyone else being mentioned on the Republican side, he projects an authenticity that will appeal to what we used to call "the common man."
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uh, no. He voted for the Brady bill (assault weapons ban) after he said he would oppose it.
Nope. Two words: Chandra Levy. Two more words: Gary Condit.
I’d hate to see a great man like Kasich be a part of such a cruddy liberal campaign. I suppose if McCain had terminal cancer and Kasich was the VP candidate, then I would be pretty psyched about it.
Yes, yes. Anything to get him off Fox.
No, no, no and no.
This would not be a bad choice. He’s acceptable to conservatives, but is not closely identified with Bush, which is a problem that Rob Portman has.
Kasich hooked up with Chandra Levy?
Great man? I surely don't think so. I turn off FOX whenever he comes on.
To be sure, I am going off of his performance in Congress in the mid 90's.. has he turned liberal?
Has he turned liberal...wishy/washy, squishy, let’s all come together and middle ground is all I hear from him nowadays.
Exactly!! He’s too darn ‘sweet’ for my taste. Brrr.
From the post that you cite:
"How about the fact nobody wanted or wants to know about how Condit (now ex-US congressman) or John Kasich (now ex-US congressman) and Joey Scarborough (now ex-US congressman) all exited at about the same time of the investigation,..."
You realize, of course, that Mr. Kasich declined to run for re-election in 2000, and exited office in the first days of January 2001. He made his decision not to run for re-election sometime during or before 1999, as in 1999, he began his unsuccessful run for the presidency.
Ms. Levy disappeared in May 2001.
But the theory here is that he decided in 1999 or thereabouts not to run for re-election because of a future scandal that would break in May 2001.
And instead, he ran for president.
By the way, Mr. Condit left the House in 2003, AFTER the scandal actually broke.
The attempts to link her to Mr. Kasich appear despicable and pathetic.
That conservatives would pass along this kind of trash is absolutely disgusting.
The one time GWB goes for competence, it taints the guy. Shame.
I'm not linking Kasich and Levy, I'm linking Kasich and Condit.
“I'm not linking Kasich and Levy, I'm linking Kasich and Condit.”
Here's what you said above about Mr. Kasich’s potential candidacy:
“Nope. Two words: Chandra Levy. Two more words: Gary Condit.”
You linked them both to Mr. Kasich.
Further, you cited a post that strongly implies that Mr. Kasich high-tailed it out of town to avoid the investigation into Ms. Levy's disappearance.
As the facts prove, that's idiotic, as well as an ugly, evil smear.
Maybe in England
Yes, yes, yes.
JK is my former congressman. He was a hawk on the budget while he was in the Ohio House and Congress. That is probably his most noteworthy accomplishment.
The connection is Condit and Kasich were best of buddies.
Good grief, No! Condit skeletons.
“The connection is Condit and Kasich were best of buddies.”
The connection cited by library user was Chandra Levy. That's in the post above.
The connection cited by the link to another post on another thread on FR was to the Chandra Levy investigation, and that somehow that was related to his leaving Congress, even though he decided to leave Congress more than two years before Ms. Levy disappeared.
As for them being, “the best of buddies,” that's because Mr. Condit often sided with Republicans on issues, thus giving Mr. Kasich (who was in the Republican House leadership at the time) a token Democrat to make the case that Republican policies were bipartisan.
To link Mr. Kasich to Ms. Levy, or to Mr. Condit’s more sordid doings, without any evidence whatsoever, is what I'd expect from DUers.
Don’t be so hard on the posters. Kasich and Joe Scarborough have LONG been associated with the Levy/Condit business. All were very much spared some tough questions when 9/11 took the matter off the front pages.
The big question: Can Kasich operate the wishbone? We know that J.C. Watts can.
I agree with that characterization.
That means he would be exactly what McCain is looking for.
I don’t know if O.J. Simpson is a Republican or Democrat, but if Al Cowlings ever runs for office, I wouldn’t vote for him.
Why? Because he was too buddy-buddy with O.J.
“Dont be so hard on the posters. Kasich and Joe Scarborough have LONG been associated with the Levy/Condit business.”
Mr. Kasich and Mr. Condit worked closely together in Congress, and socialized together (many in the media reported that they went to a rock concert together - hardly adds up to participating in kinky sex and murder). It's easy to understand why Mr. Kasich cultivated Mr. Condit’s friendship, as Mr. Condit often voted with Republicans. In fact, in the 1990s, Mr. Condit, then-congressman from California, endorsed the REPUBLICAN candidate for Secretary of State of California.
Gee, do ya think that might have had something to do with the relationship? That Mr. Condit was endorsing REPUBLICANS for office in his own state?
Why in the world would Mr. Kasich, a House Republican whip at the time, NOT cultivate a friendship with Mr. Condit?
How does that tie in with Chandra Levy (hint: it doesn't)?
How does it justify the bald-faced lie of innuendo that Mr. Kasich left Congress because of the Levy investigation, when he decided to leave Congress YEARS before she disappeared, and then, to go hide out from anyone, he RAN FOR PRESIDENT??
Here is another post from library user:
To: WayneS; Blogger; Types_with_Fist; IndyTiger
See this as well... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2039758/posts?page=13#13
Didnt John Kasich pal around a bit too much with Gary Condit...
Yes, he did pal around with Condit. Kasich’s exit from Congress always seemed a bit mysterious to me. [emphasis added] I would imagine the MSM would be dredging this up if Kasich would get selected to be on the ticket, which is why I bet he won't be selected.
13 posted on 2008-07-02 11:29:25 AM by IndyTiger
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18 posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 12:11:02 PM by library user (There's no sandwich like prawn sandwich.)
How in the WORLD could Mr. Kasich's exit from Congress be MYSTERIOUS, at least as connected with Mr. Condit or Ms. Levy??
He left Congress to RUN FOR PRESIDENT!
WOW!! THAT was a great way to avoid folks asking him about the future disappearance of Ms. Levy, or his associations with Mr. Condit.
This is a smear job, plain and simple.
It is no wonder that so many good and decent conservatives have no interest in running for public office, with so many jackals willing to smear them with the most unsupported innuendo.
“I dont know if O.J. Simpson is a Republican or Democrat, but if Al Cowlings ever runs for office, I wouldnt vote for him.”
You're kidding, right? Please tell me you're kidding.
You do realize that Mr. Cowlings helped Mr. Simpson to actually flee from the police.
That's a bit more than going to a rock concert together.
Please show me where Mr. Kasich helped Mr. Condit flee the police.
Also, were you opposed to the candidacy of Duncan Hunter this year?
I like both FDT and Hunter. I’d vote for either of them. They were the true conservatives in the race.
Two different bills. The Brady Bill was background checks, originally with a waiting period possible but only for handguns, transitioning to the instant check and including all firearms. (I bought a 1911A1 just after the bill passed and before it went into effect, then bought a Maverick 12 ga with 18.5 inch barrel right before the "instant check" went into effect. (Would have bought something like an AR-15, but couldn't afford it just then, got what I could).
The Assault Weapons ban (which Kasich did indeed vote for) was part of Bill's Crime, aka "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994" (H.R.3355 103rd Congress), complete with funding for 10,000 cops, which never appeared, and for Midnight Basketball for inner city Yutes. The Brady bill (H.R.1025 103rd Congress) passed first. Kasich voted *against* the Brady bill).
Johnny’ll get your gun.
Not only NO, BUT HELLL NO
Anyone who has seen this F'n RINO when he subs for O'Reilly (which I promptly turn off, much like I do with WhoreAldo) would quickly realize we don't nee both a Presidential Candidate AND a VP Candidate who are both flaming liberals.
IMHO, Kasich is as much a RINO (if not more) than Juan. Guess you don't watch him when he's on Fox??
"I like both FDT and Hunter. Id vote for either of them."
Me, too. In fact, I donated a lot of money (for me, at least), to Mr. Thompson.
But I can't understand why in the world you'd vote for Mr. Hunter.
After all, one of Mr. Hunter's “good friends” was Duke Cunningham, who was later pleaded guilty to his role in a bribery scandal and went to prison! In fact, I believe that Mr. Hunter took campaign contributions from some of the folks caught up in the Cunningham scandal.
How could you possibly vote for a man so close to such a scoundrel?
It was absolutely despicable that during the campaign some folks tried this angle against Mr. Hunter, to make hay of this association with Mr. Cunningham. Although we didn't agree on much, I agreed strongly with pissant when he'd point out that this was unworthy garbage.
I don't know why you'd vote for Mr. Hunter but not for Mr. Kasich, in that they're both associated with folks with less than savory records. The only difference is that Mr. Hunter's friend actually was adjudicated “guilty” in a court of law, and Mr. Kasich’s friend was not.
I'll repeat - whether the target is John Kasich or Duncan Hunter, this kind of smear is unworthy of conservatives.
Look again, his is the second name mentioned in post 9. But it's based on a pretty week reed, unless there is more evidence about the three partying hearty with babes and such.
John Kasich is worse than McCain. He would weaken the ticket to death.
He is one of the gun-grabber caucus for starters. He also helped kill a reduction in the capital gains and death taxes.
Let's not wish this upon someone as good; someone as nice; and who makes a wonderful contribution; doing precisely what he does - best.
Kasich would make a wonderful vice president running mate for the Republican effort this fall although stumpy may have a problem with the other pouty mouth guy that hunches his leg, Lindsey Graham.
Oh that's just terrible, referring to McCain as “stumpy.” I have not yet forgiven Camille Paglia for calling the little guy that name in such a rude manner.
Well said. The GOP has no one to blame but themselves. Starting with George Bush, Tom Delay, Dennis Hastert, Boehner, and the rest of the whole sorry lot. They had an historic opportunity to change the course of the country for a generation and they blew it. It’s unforgiveable and unconscionable.
But there’s plenty of grass roots blame to go around as well. Who did we nominate? John McCain? Where was the grass roots during primary season? We had an opportunity to nominate someone who could correct the whole problem and we nominated a big f*****g RINO.
Conservatives have no one to blame but themselves.
thank you for the correction.
To change the subject, what do folks think about Rick Santorum as a possibility?
This clown has watched Mr.Smith Goes to Washington a few too many times.He tries that earnest innocent stuff ad nauseum.And he is a gun grabber-just what we need.
Kasich wuld probably make it easy to cary Ohio and possibly also PA. I don’;t know what the objection is but he did really well for Ohioans when he served us. We were really hoping he’d run for Governor in 2010.