If you’ve arrived here doing some last minute research before going out to the polls I want to reiterate something we’ve been talking about for a long time and something that really should be on your mind when you vote today.
Before you jump to the conclusion that this angry John Kasich narrative is just some contrivance of the Democratic party or of the Strickland campaign intended to vilify their opponent I want to point you to two posts put up yesterday by conservative Republican blogger Scott Pullins that should drive home the point.
The most recent post illustrates how John Kasich treats his ‘friends’:
Kasich started off the meeting by yelling at and being rude to the group’s executive director. Kasich then punched his campaign staffer in the arm and demanded that he pay attention.
The second post illustrates how John Kasich treats people he doesn’t particularly care about, which is pretty much everyone in the state who isn’t a powerful CEO (though certainly some of them are included in this list as well).
I recommend you click through to read the entire letter included in Scott’s post which covers Kasich’s overtly rude and disrespectful behavior during a meeting with school administrators.
Here’s the opening paragraph:
John Kasich refused to meet with a large group of people from the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), and the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO). He finally agreed to meet with the executive directors, officers and lobbyists of the organizations. He also refused to come to the OSBA office to meet. We had to go to his campaign headquarters in downtown Columbus . The room was hot and crowded. The first gentleman from OASBO introduced himself, his school district and said that he was also from OASBO. John asked what OASBO was, so he was told the full name. John told him it was a dumb or stupid name and they should think about changing it.
Pullins sums it up well:
The simple fact is that he hasn’t matured, he hasn’t mellowed, and he’s still the same jerk that threw a cup of coffee on my friend from Iowa. He certainly shouldn’t be elected to lead this great state.