Kasich endorsed Romney today. No surprise there. Joe Vardon has a piece in the Dispatch today covering the announcement, but he also delves into what will likely be one of the most important campaign issues and determiners of success in November: the economy.

Vardon quotes a professor of political science from the Ohio State University who says that the improving economy helps Kasich politically, but it also helps Obama. When asked about the professor’s comments, Kasich responded:

“You know why God made political scientists? So they could make astrologists look accurate.”

“I would advise kids not to take their class,” Kasich said. “I think it’s silly. … I don’t understand that theory. Of course I’m going to argue that Ohio could be doing much better if they would get their act together in Washington.”

Want to take a wild guess who else has a degree in Political Science from OSU?

John Kasich.

Not only did Kasich earn his B.A. in Political Science from OSU in 1974, he was given the honor of being named Distinguished Alumnus 2003 by the Political Science Department.

He’s given guest lectures on political science to political science students and he spent years as a high-paid lecturer at OSU where he spoke on a variety of topics, including some that certainly must have been considered the realm of a ‘political scientist’.

SO the next time John Kasich tells you something, remember: it’s likely less accurate than the advice you got from your astrologer.

  • Troysteelerfan

    Just goes to show that one of the primary things he is counting on is….people not checking the facts…..just like when Romney said Obama spent to much time at Harvard….Obama spent 3 years at Harvard and Romney spent 4 years…..question and verify everything that comes out of the mouth of any GOP member

  • DublinIrishBob

    I’m sure that Joe Vardon and The Disptach informed readers that Kasich was a political science major at OSU, that he taught some classes in the field, and that he earned an honor from the department.  

  • As a matter of fact, they completely removed the quote from the article.

    Think THAT is worth a blog post?

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