It hard not to publicly mock the poorly expressed ‘irrational exuberance’ small-town Ohio newspapers have for Republican candidates.

The Marion Star, for example, consistently comes across as Fox News meets Highlights magazine i.e. Conservative propaganda meets 4th grade reading class.

So it’s no surprise they ran with this elementary-school-reading-level headline:

Kasich supporters turn out for event

Doesn’t that just say it all?

The article opens with this beautifully insightful and politically mind-blowing sentence:

“Local supporters of John Kasich for governor turned out Thursday night at Buffalo Wild Wings…”

Mmmm… 12 mild wings, an order of chips (no cheese!), a side of medium sauce, a couple of Bud Lights… oh, and John Kasich talking shop on some campaign staffer’s laptop.

Step aside Ken Blackwell.

The Ohio GOP has itself a new new-media ninja.