During a Town Hall at the University of Richmond, GOP candidate Gov. John Kasich belittled a young woman for actually showing interest and excitement about politics.
She tried to ask him a question and before he would even allow her to speak he let her know:
I don’t have any tickets for Taylor Swift, or Linkin Park. Go ahead, yes, I know you’re just so excited.
Literally speaking to her as if she was a very young child or a pet, the condescension is thick here. Kayla Solsbak, 18, attended the political event to learn more about the upcoming election but left with a definite conclusion about Kasich which she shared in The Collegian:
The real issue was that Kasich chose not to listen to students in his forum. Kasich came to Richmond to pander to retired Republicans. He could gain points by belittling me and my peers, so that’s what he did. My friends’ jaws dropped to the floor.
It was astonishingly clear that Gov. Kasich did not come to Richmond for my vote.
The president leads the country, not the VMAs, and it’s insulting that the governor doesn’t think we can distinguish between the two. I didn’t go to a town hall forum for Taylor Swift tickets, Gov. Kasich. I went because it’s my civic duty to be an informed voter. Please start treating me like one.
Watch Gov. Kasich firmly shove his foot into his mouth, courtesy of Youtube:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcHVPKTSZRA&w=600&h=338]
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