From the daily archives: Friday, March 4, 2016

In the 11th Republican debate, this one held in Detroit and sponsored by Fox News,  two hours was filled with an series of shouting matches, personal insults and claims that challenged reality. One focus group called it disgusting, embarrassing, childish and sophomoric.

One of the biggest whoppers of the night came from the lips of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has gone 0-16 in primary or caucus wins so far yet promises to beat Donald Trump in Ohio on primary day, March 15.

“I’m the only person on this stage who actually was the chief architect of balancing the federal […]

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“Tonight’s results make one thing clear: John Kasich is the best choice moving forward for Republicans who want to stop Donald Trump and win the White House,” the chief presidential campaign strategist for the governor wrote Wednesday, a day after Trump won seven states and Kasich won zero.

John Weaver was successful in weaving the governor’s primary disappointments into upside down thinking that argued losing is his path to winning the nomination. The last poll undertaken by Quinnipiac University shows that even in Ohio, where John Kasich has been governor for five years, where the legislature and all statewide offices […]

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On Super Tuesday when a dozen states, many of then in the south, hold primaries, the first stop of the day out of New York City for Donald John Trump was a fly-in campaign rally in Columbus Ohio. Held in the same airplane hanger at the Columbus Airport that Mitt Romney used in 2012 in the last weeks of the race between he and Obama as both crisscrossed Ohio with campaign events, Donald J. Trump stepped off Trump Force One with a big friend by his side.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who bowed out of the Republican race for president […]

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