Americans for Prosperity (AFP) recently announced its list of invited speakers for this year’s Defending the American Dream Summit.  The event will be held right here in Columbus, Ohio.

Interestingly, no one from Ohio made the list.

The Koch brother-founded organization (AFP)  always gets the cream of the conservative crop to speak at its events.  Last year they had Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Texas Governor Rick Perry.

This year’s list is even more impressive.

According to its website, AFP has secured a bunch of well-known Republicans as speakers for the 2015 conference, many of whom are seeking the party’s nomination for U.S. President in 2016.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Georgia Senator David Perdue, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Iowa Senator Joni Ernst have all been invited to speak.

Ohio Governor John Kasich, who lives and works in the Columbus area, is not listed as one of the invited speakers.

Kasich continues to wait for The Lord to jump in and personally kick off his campaign for U.S. president.

Meanwhile, a couple of other old dudes ( Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch) seem to be pushing Kasich toward the back of the 2016 pack.