It’s been a terrible year for mainstream establishment newspapers. They have faced endorsement options of death by hanging or by firing squad (Trump, Cruz) or by a happy wanderer (Kasich) who is the son of a mailman who has been trying to part the waters with his vision of the Pearly Gates.

So with Tuesday’s Ohio primaries approaching, the Beacon Journal and Plain
Dealer (as well as a majority of the other Buckeye papers) urged Republican voters to support Gov. Kasich with hospitable home state praise while ignoring many of his warts.

I know. They will argue that they had little choice, which, in this instance ignored the option of endorsing nobody. The PD editorial writers described their man as “an experienced leader who understands the art of compromise” and a “compassionate conservative”.

Not really. Particularly for things that matter the most to women, gays, Planned Parenthood, schools, urban budgets and climate change. Etc.

The BJ was a tad testier.

Although conceding that the governor’s hyper-self serving vision of his state “departs in many ways from reality,” it credits him with being “more the problem solver” and concludes that he would be the “best candidate now in the mix to emerge in July at the national party convention”.

Aside from his squishy attitude toward climate change, moving back and forth on the topic, there’s also his absurd views on public education. He has said that since Ohio’s charter schools, which are among the worst in the nation, have worked so well, we might consider “charter universities”.

Please. The University of Akron already has more problems than it is willing to admit.

Now I ask: Should “no endorsement” be an option rather than trying to create something from nothing?


Reposted from Grumpy Abe

  • Spitfiremk1

    To answer your last question: “Yes, it would be better to not make an endorsement- silence is golden”!!!

  • Donald_Trump_for_Pres

    Meet the Far Left Liberal John Kasich:

    Kasich supported the Iran Deal.
    Kasich supports TPP trade deal*
    Kasich supports Obamatrade.
    Kasich supports Amnesty for Illegals.
    Kasich supports Obamacare.
    Kasich supports Gay Marriage.
    Kasich supports Common Core.
    As congressman, Kasich voted for NAFTA.
    Kasich quotes:
    ” I consider myself the prince of light and hope”.
    “If you oppose Obamacare, you are a bad Christian”.

    *In 2015, Ohio lost 112,500 jobs to TPP Countries. TPP will cost the auto industry $23 billion by 2025. Even Ford is opposed to TPP. Source: WSJ

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Ohio – please vote for Trump!

  • Lone Ranger

    O Lawd please cut us a slice of the Cleveland Plain Dealer
    picking commie Kasich over conservative Trump

    And we can end up like the Plain Dealer taking Obama’s
    advice—18 TRILLION in debt and in the dump !!!

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