Well, Kasich comes across as more genuine and ‘cooler’ I guess. He is older and more confident, steadier. He is a bit oily but all of it together and I think he could get away with a bald spot. But I don’t think Kasich’s ideas are all that hot- they resemble Walker’s (and every other GOP politicians’), only enforced with less success in Ohio:
What does Kasich think about AGW? Probably closer to George Willthan Al Gore, but I’m speculating at this point.
But he went for Medicaid expansion, he talks about his greatest responsibility being to help the poor, and he was accused by George Will back in the '90s of being too much of a compassionate conservative.
I’m not saying I would rather have him as president then a Democrat, but he is the only Republican running that strikes me as basically being a decent person at heart.
This AFL-CIO boss is certainly not a fan of Walker.
“Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a one-sentence statement after news that Walker was going to announce he is ending his 2016 campaign.”
Speaking of George Pataki, he is pretty moderate and sane. His low standing on polls is due to him not really standing out in terms of personality. His resume is pretty sound as well, a three term Republican governor in a blue state like New York. A state that is the third largest economy after California and Texas. Ideally Pataki should be at or near the top. Conservative on the economy and moderate socially, he is the ideal type to go and possibly beat the Democrats in Nov 2016.
Oh we deserve it. I voted for this bastard the first time around, so I have no one to blame but myself.
The amazing thing to me, obvious to you since you’re a Minnesotan, is that we have 2 governors that have taken exactly opposite paths,. Yours is working much better, but ours was at one point considered a serious contender for President!:smack:
Dayton really does deserve more attention, along with the now-blue Minnesota Legislature, for running a blue-state laboratory that is showing great results for progressive programs. I suppose he figured it was a bad year to run against Hillary (though she’s looking weaker all the time), but he’ll be closer to 80 than 70 by the next time he is likely to have a chance, so…oh well.