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2016 PRESIDENTIAL DARK HORSES A LOOK AT JOHN KASICH AND MIKE PENCE
Powerline ^ | April 18, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff

Posted on 04/18/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT by C19fan

After the 1848 revolution in France, the slogan of the non-socialist revolutionaries, lifted from a speech by Lamartine, became “the tricolor [flag] has gone around the world; the red flag [of socialism] has only gone around the Champs-de-Mars [a large park on the Left Bank of Paris].”

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John Kasich and Mike Pence, both governors of substantial Midwestern states, have been around the track many times. Both served with distinction in Congress. Kasich was a congressman from 1981 until 2001. He was a key player during the heady Gingrich days during which he became Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; potus
This is all talk but Kaisch wants Medicaid expansion for Ohio. Hard to run against ObamaCare in 2016 if you took ObamaCare money.
1 posted on 04/18/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Does Kasich have a pair of chaps?


2 posted on 04/18/2014 9:56:10 AM PDT by Yaelle
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Mike Pence is the Real Deal. When you look at Kaisch think Boner or Cantor a FIRST CLASS “Soft-Hands” PU$$Y!


3 posted on 04/18/2014 10:01:50 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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I won’t look at Kasich any longer. The man caves when the going gets rough.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 10:03:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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Mike Pence 2016!!
5 posted on 04/18/2014 10:05:01 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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Mike Pence is the Real Deal.

I heartily second that!

And yes, Kasick is a wuss. He'll fold at the first sign of some people "not liking him."

6 posted on 04/18/2014 10:08:13 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I don’t know about Kasich but yeah, Pence is definitely a comer. And Mike Pence ain’t GOpee, he’s conservative. Like Cruz, first generation, too.
(Norwegian curse to Boner & Co: `Toellwitchoo!’)


7 posted on 04/18/2014 10:10:28 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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RE: This is all talk but Kaisch wants Medicaid expansion for Ohio. Hard to run against ObamaCare in 2016 if you took ObamaCare money.

Not only that... Kasich is pushing Ohio’s problem to the FUTURE when Federal money dries out.

Remember, Federal money for Medicaid is only available for a few years after the expansion. AFTER THAT, the state is on its own.

So, Kasich is Mr. Kick-the-Can. I would guess that he would ALSO be Mr. Kick-the-can when it comes to the country’s debt and other financial problems.

And he has the gall to accuse those who oppose his Medicaid expansion of being UNCHRISTIAN !!


8 posted on 04/18/2014 10:21:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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Kasich was good in Congress but caved as Governor by agreeing to expand Medicare there as part of Obamacare. That puts Ohioans on the financial hook, starting in a few years, for scores or hundreds of millions of extra dollars PER YEAR.

So count me out of supporting Kasich in the primaries.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT by pogo101
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If Boehner is “hell bent” successful in passing amnesty for 40 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADER CRIMINALS, Texas will immediately become Rat Blue and America will never again have a Constitutional Conservative President.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT by newfreep
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Kasich is a gun grabbing RINO. No Way!

Mike Pence. A good conservative but I think he likes being the Gov of Indiana.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 10:40:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Kasich is done. Pense is a stud.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 10:43:10 AM PDT by ilgipper
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He’s a miserable pillow biter.

Columbus does strange things to Republicans.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 10:46:57 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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Any Republican candidate is going to have to go HARD against the media, to get the message out. Literally, they are now an enemy, and will do anything to help the Dem, including lie openly.

The Dem candidate is likely going to be either Rahm Emanuel, or Mario Cuomo.

PENCE has the right mindset and skills. The question is, can he go up against the Wolf Blitzers and John Stewarts, and win?


14 posted on 04/18/2014 10:48:04 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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I grew up with John Kasich, but I wouldn't vote for him as president. Mr. Pence, I don't know him well enough to comment.

I do know one thing — no more liberals — Democrat or Republican.

15 posted on 04/18/2014 10:51:25 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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A Mike Pence/Scott Walker ticket is something I would like to see.

Or

Scott Walker/Mike Pence


16 posted on 04/18/2014 11:20:27 AM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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I won’t look at Kasich any longer. The man caves when the going gets rough.

I agree wholeheartedly. He has been off "my list" of potential interesting candidates for years now. I will look at Pence, though.

17 posted on 04/18/2014 11:39:52 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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These two have been around forever and very few people in the nation know who they are, name recognition is very weak, however Cruz and Rand have been all about building name recognition, they are all over the country and the news.

Cruz 2016!


18 posted on 04/18/2014 11:57:54 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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Kasich isn’t even a conservative. He’s a Boehner type. If memory serves me correctly, he voted for the Brady Bill.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT by Luke21
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Am I the only one to remember when Congressman Kasich was going to do/attend a fund raiser in California for then Democrat Congressman Gary Condit? He was shamed into cancelling.
20 posted on 04/18/2014 12:42:10 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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I watched John Kasich and Larry Kudlow discuss politics on Kudlows tv program. Both agreed on the need of using Big Government to implement Christian policies. The stupidity of this is incredible, misunderstanding Christianity and ignoring the dangers of big government. Insanity.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 9:23:37 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: C19fan

2 more RINOs added to the mix!


22 posted on 04/18/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: relictele

Ken Blackwell should be the Governor of Ohio. Kasich is an embarrassment.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 10:41:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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