Kasich Bores Delco — Ohio Governor and puzzling presidential candidate John Kasich bored a crowd of 300-plus at a campaign town hall this afternoon, April 21, in Delaware County, Pa.
The event was held at the Penn State Brandywine Campus Commons Building in Middletown Township. Among those in attendance were curious students who had no plans on voting for the GOP candidate whoever it would be.
It is impossible for Kasich to get the required number of delegates via the primary process to secure the nomination. So why is he running? Well, he was introduced by establishment epitomes Bob Asher and Andy Reilly, who chairs the Delaware County Republican Party. Maybe he figures there is way to get the prize outside the primary process.
Anyway, Kasich’s performance was boring. Mind-numbingly, painfully, excruciatingly boring. He even sadistically alluded that he was being boring on purpose. He gave long, rambling answers to audience questions. He said strange things that made no sense such as his claim that drug problems would go away if schools and churches taught that doing drugs was bad. Okay. Guess that’s never been done. He blamed the rage in the country on talk radio and (cough, cough) talk TV.
He said things of substance as well, though. His hallmark was the danger caused by our $19.251 trillion debt and even included as part of his visuals a running debt counter, so kudos there.
He advocated war against ISIS and an expansion of global intelligence capabilities.
He endorsed devolving government services to states and said — unfortunately quite boringly — that problems were best solved locally and even individually.
He boldly said that the 11 million illegal aliens — his estimate — now in this country should be given a path to legal residency if they have not been involved in crime. “But never citizenship,” he emphasized.
And there were times he sounded almost Trumpian.
If elected, he said that in his first hundred days he would stop all federal regulation excepting those involving health and safety, and require all regulation be made by legislative votes rather than administrative fiat.
He said he would cut the corporate tax and the personal tax rate.
We are probably missing some things but we are only human and he was Boring. Note the capital B.