From the daily archives: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Did you happen to get a look at Wednesday Night Live? The Republican debate, I mean. Eleven characters in search of love and respect, most of whom were acting like playground bullies piling on this Donald Trump fellow as if he were the churlish intruder who burst onto their turf.

If you missed it, you may want to know that Gov. Kasich complained that many viewers would turn off their TVs. (The friendly Plain Dealer noted that he had fulfilled his game plan of rising above the fray. )

The most fashionable line of this dress rehearsal began “I am […]

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It was a long three-hour debate Wednesday night, according to the Republicans’ presidential candidate poll leader, Donald Trump. Eleven candidates were lined up like ducks at a shooting gallery at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA, Wednesday.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was one of them, as he was on August 6 in Cleveland, site of the first GOP debate that only featured ten. This was a chance, as the other ten candidates realized, to differentiate themselves and standout from the crowd. For Mr. Kasich, his performance did little to catch lighting in a bottle.

The man […]

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Should some weird, mysterious set of cosmic circumstances arise and John Kasich gets elected president, he would have every reason to nominate one of the justices of the Ohio Supreme Court to the U.S. Supreme Court in light of how they saved his hide from further beatings.

We know that Justice Judy French, who Gov. Kasich first appointed to the state supreme court and who told voters just last year that electing her would backstop all the other GOP candidates voters might elect, would have some big chits to call in from Ohio’s White House wannabee based on her support […]

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