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For Kasich, It's All About John and Little Else

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Then-Republican presidential candidate John Kasich speaks to a group of supporters during a town hall event (March 28, 2016) before the Wisconsin presidential primary in Madison, Wisconsin.

By with Michael R. Shannon Tuesday, 28 July 2020 09:36 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The really interesting outcome of President Donald Trump’s victory during the primary and general election in 2016 was not what it revealed about President Trump, but what the result revealed about those he defeated.

Mr. Trump is pretty much an open book.

He’s the prototype for a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" candidate.

The tell-all books and unidentified source stories have not really revealed any new character insights that were not evident during his career prior to politics. Any information that was not known before were certainly visible during his shambolic presidential campaign.

His opponents though are a different story. And we aren’t talking about the Democratic side of the equation. We’re talking about so-called conservative Republicans.

Let’s start with the real disappointment of Republican presidential politics. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Long after the rest of the primary field recognized that Trump would be the nominee, Kasich remained in the field hanging on until the Ohio primary, which he won.

It gave him a single victory.

After dropping out Kasich refused to make the honorable choice: either support the nominee, Trump, or stay silent and let the party’s choice go on without his support.

Kasich chose the path of petulance. Or the byways of bitterness. Or both.

Kasich has been a constant critic of the Republican and national choice for president.

Kasich can’t get over his very public rejection, so now his life’s goal is to damage the party that would not choose him.

Now, Kasich has hit a new low. USA Today reports that he’s is going to endorse Joe Biden in a speech at the Democratic National Convention. This proves that over his political career Kasich’s only real principle has been the principle of self-interest.

During his career as a "Republican" Kasich portrayed himself as a defender of the unborn.

Sort of.

While he was governor Kasich signed a an anti-abortion bill that banned most second trimester abortions, but he vetoed a bill that would have saved the life of the unborn after a heartbeat was detected.

That’s behind him now. By endorsing Biden, Kasich puts himself in the company of a party that supports abortion-on-demand and a candidate who has even fewer principles than Kasich does. That doesn’t bother John one little bit.

He’ll take revenge. And the unborn can take their chances.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)". Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here.

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Long after the rest of the primary field recognized that Trump would be the nominee, Kasich remained in the field hanging on until the Ohio primary, which he won. It gave him a single victory.
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