NYT Endorses John Kasich
Does this help Kasich or hurt him?
Although John Kasich has recently surged in New Hampshire to tie for second place in the Granite State with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush, few believe he has any chance at all of winning the GOP nomination.
The New York Times hopes to change that, however, with their endorsement of Kasich today.
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, though a distinct underdog, is the only plausible choice for Republicans tired of the extremism and inexperience on display in this race. And Mr. Kasich is no moderate. As governor, he’s gone after public-sector unions, fought to limit abortion rights and opposed same-sex marriage.
Still, as a veteran of partisan fights and bipartisan deals during nearly two decades in the House, he has been capable of compromise and believes in the ability of government to improve lives. He favors a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and he speaks of government’s duty to protect the poor, the mentally ill and others “in the shadows.” While Republicans in Congress tried more than 60 times to kill Obamacare, Mr. Kasich did an end-run around Ohio’s Republican Legislature to secure a $13 billion Medicaid expansion to cover more people in his state.
“I am so tired of my colleagues out here on the stage spending all their time talking about Barack Obama,” he told a town hall crowd in New Hampshire. “His term is over.” Mr. Kasich said recently that he had “raised the bar in this election. I’ve talked about hope and the future and positive things.” In this race, how rare that is.
This will probably not help Kasich very much and may even solidify opposition to his campaign from conservatives who have little regard for the NYT . . . or for Kasich.
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The NYT is using this article to bash Republicans. They have nothing to say that will be helpful in any way to any Republican.
It’s clear that the left does not fears John Kasich
Kasich will be helped. He’ll get one more vote, for a total of two, out of NYC.
Kasich took a page from Scott Walker’s plan to go after the public sector unions. When the unions pushed back, Kasich backed off. He’s a lib through and through.
Sorry to interupt the most intriguing discussion of Kasich’s presidential aspriations, but it seems like Ted Cruz is commiting political sepaku.
Iowa SoS response:
Anyone here is he has Ed Rollins on his staff?
Sorry. Last sentence meant to read:
Anyone here know if he he has Ed Rollins on his staff?
Times endorsed Hillary over Obama in primaries in 2008. Their endorsements have no impact
And Hillary Clinton is who they will endorse in the general election in 2016.
They endorsed her just today…
NY Times endorses the ONLY candidate, in either party, guilty of treason, crimes against the state, purjury, murder…
Only candidate under FBI INVESTIGATION !
Wasn’t Gov K endorsed by The View or Ellen DeGeneres … ?
He’s really racking them up.
Should the impossible happen and Kasich won the GOP nomination, the NYT would immediately start ripping him to shreds. When the NYT tosses a monkey wrench into GOP politics it is not a show of support.
Simply by virtue of being endorsed by them, Kasich should sue the NY Times for libel.
The NYT could endorse Kermit the Frog for all I care. Actually, maybe they just did…