Sadly, John Kasich, probably the only Republican in the running who doesn’t constantly act like a bratty, overprivileged thirteen-year-old, is trying to sell himself to New Hampshire voters as “the voice of sanity” in the Republican party. He has even received the Montel Williams endorsement, for what that is worth, as the only “adult in the pack.” Too bad he is a Republican, really, neither of those things seem to matter to the majority of GOP voters.
Things like legal discrimination against gays, Muslims, non-Christians, and not having to pay taxes, or getting rid of all government benefits but the ones that they receive (they deserve their benefits, not like the takers and illegals) matter a lot more. Oh, all that and not letting Hillary become president seem to outweigh logic, adulting, or sanity overwhelmingly in the GOP base. His is the party of fear and hate, plus superiority and obstructionism, and Kasich’s appeal as a throwback to the days when Republicans weren’t the entirely stupid party just doesn’t seem to have enough GOP voter’s attention to make any difference to his campaign.
While Kasich has run a pretty clean campaign, refusing to stoop to direct personal attacks, and even hinted at the possibility of working WITH Democrats to actually get things done for the American people, he just can’t get solid numbers with the GOP. That may be because Kasich also states that he is not comfortable combining God and politics. Oh, the poor guy! Seriously, this kind of intelligent approach to politics no longer has a place in the party where the insanity of God’s “King” Cruz wins the Iowa caucus. Hell, even Trump’s got problems trying to please the Evangelicals.
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It seems that the less you actually say of substance, like Donald Trump, and the nastier you say it, like Ted Cruz, the farther you will get with the xenophobic, homophobic, democracy-phobic, let’s face it — plainly fearful and overly self-involved — Republican base. Kasich polls at around 5%, right with Jeb Bush, the bumbling optimist and the latest Libertarian drop out, Rand Paul.
It seems painfully obvious, Conservatives are not looking for an “adult,” nor for “sanity.”
Watch Montel Williams accidentally explain to Gretta why GOP voters won’t actually vote for Kasich:
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