In response to news reports that public records show that Kasich actually lobbied more state pensions to give work to Lehman Brothers after specifically and uncategorially denying such a possibility, Kasich’s campaign said:

Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols rejected the suggestion that Kasich was dishonest, saying Kasich doesn’t rememebr [sic in original] the STRS phone call.

Ahh, it’s the “I lobbied so many State pensions, I cannot possible remember them all!” defense.

Of course, while Kasich plays the “forgot it” card, the ORP plays the “smear” card.  Because anytime you point out Kasich tried to steer state business to Lehman Brothers, it’s apparently a smear because it’s true.

But Kasich campaign spokesman doubled down on the stupid with this comment:

“”We have nothing to hide, so attacks about credibility don’t wash,” Nichols said.

And yet, time after time, it’s been public records that have revealed the Kasich campaign lied about Kasich’s work with Lehman Brothers.  The Kasich campaign is the first gubernatorial campaign to not make a single tax return for the candidate available to the media.  Which, of course, figures as the media largely complains about how inaccessible Kasich, in general, has been to the media.

Kasich has advocated a tax plan that will require the State to lose 44% of its funding, but he’s refused to make public any plan on how he’d pay for it.

Instead of taking questions, Kasich issues edicts from his White Room on YouTube.

Kasich has screamed “smear” any time someone even tries to bring up the topic of his work with Lehman Brothers.

His “public” events in which he takes questions are carefully screened to only allow supporters.

He’s refused to discuss any plan he actually has as Governor.

Yep, he’s totally transparent.  Did Nichols get his antonyms confused with synonyms again?

  • OhioanVoters

    John Kasich blames his opponent for the loss of jobs in the state of Ohio.
    However, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, where John Kasich was a managing director within, is what started the loss of jobs in the ENTIRE country as well as in the state of Ohio. Simply refer to the several documentaries about it. One of the better ones is Frontline: Breaking the Bank; most importantly, Chapter 1.
    For a brief summary, refer to the Extra Video clips.
    For example, “The Weekend That Changed Wall Street” where Maria Bartiromo of CNBC reports that:
    “It was an 'Oh my god' moment. Bankers finally realized the implications of Lehman going bankrupt”

    More importantly than any of that is the fact that John Kasich clearly does NOT have the courage, integrity, leadership abilities, or the common sense needed to be a suitable Governor for Ohio.
    Simply refer to the irrefutable and overwhelming evidence at and

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  • Michael Short (Trenton OH)

    You all are full of crap. I went to a private gathering with Kasich, and was NEVER asked whether I supported him or not. I didn't donate 1 nickel. I was able to raise my hand and ask a question. I was not screened! I asked what I wanted to ask with NO interference. I asked him how he felt about the CCC rail project. He said if we elected him, he would “kill it”. He didn't mince words. He answered many other questions. I enjoyed the time, and I think I will vote for him in November.

  • Modern Esquire

    Yes, nothing refutes the notion that Kasich does screened event like your example of how you were invited to a private event. How did you learn about it again?

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