It’s been an amazingly bad news week for John Kasich, and it’s only Tuesday!

Yesterday the AP’s Julie Carr Smyth reported that “Ohio’s public pension funds took a $480 million hit to investments managed by Lehman Brothers” noting also that John Kasich “reported earning nearly $590,000 in salary and bonuses from Lehman Brothers” the same year. Ouch.

The bad news continued…

The Dispatch’s Joe Hallett and Mark Niquette caught Kasich advertising on Militia websites:

Around the time last month that federal agents arrested eight members of a Michigan militia for allegedly plotting murder and anarchy, an ad for the Republican candidate for Ohio governor appeared on the Northern Michigan Backyard Protection Militia website.

And, picking up on something I caught a few weeks back Mark Naymik at the PD points out that Kasich is still refusing to discuss his big ideas with the press:

He shunned The Plain Dealer’s voter guide, refusing to provide biographical information or answer questions. The former congressman and Fox News personality doesn’t want to waste campaign energy on such details right now. As he told The Plain Dealer recently, voters are too busy watching pro wrestling to focus on his ideas.

Too busy watching pro wrestling? Wow. It sounds like Kasich’s rich, elitist, Republican world view is based entirely on class stereotypes developed in the 80’s.

No wonder his staff won’t let him talk to the press.

It’s probably a good decision on their part. I’m guessing the Rubik’s cube, Pac Man and Air Jordan references constantly heard around Kasich’s campaign office are met with continued wonder and confused looks by the 20-something, white, male staffers who still haven’t realized that you don’t meet girls by working for a Republican candidate.

Let me give you some advice boys: change sides. It will be the best decision you ever make.

I speak from experience.

(ht to Ohio15th for posting a couple of these things already)

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