So, John Kasich’s first television ad is a pathetic attempt to downplay his role in Lehman Brothers. But this presents a weird double-standard for Kasich. On one hand, he likes to pretend he was barely above the janitor that cleaned out CEO Fuld’s shredded documents at night (even though Kasich was paid in half a million in bonuses alone), but then Kasich says Ohioans need him because he was a “successful business leader” who creates jobs?
Which is it? Was Kasich a major business figure who created jobs nationwide, or was he just some poor schlep who tried to avoid working on Saturdays.
But now that Kasich has decided to engage in the art of implausible deniability, here are some other entirely implausible things that John Kasich is going to breathlessly say about himself in order to help his underperforming campaign:
1. I was never a Republican….
2. I didn’t support George W. Bush for President (oh wait, he’s already tried that one)
3. I never really proposed cutting [aid to children, Earned Income Credit, eliminating various Cabinet agencies, cutting student funding, cutting veterans care, killing Elmo]
4. I was never in Congress…
5. I have a plan on [insert topic here.]