The postman’s son, John Kasich, who says he’s above the fray, has self-described as “The Adult”, and won’t sink to the depths of name-calling put out a new name-calling campaign ad calling his opponents “crazy”.
Insulting Donald Trump is no way to win the GOP presidential nomination, Kasich said, claiming the high road in early March.
“You have to have a bigger vision,” the Ohio governor told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer. “You have to show people you have achieved things in your lifetime and you have a plan to get the country back to where you want it to be.”
He’s right, he avoids it and has his PAC put out the nastiest ads out there. He’s been putting out insulting attack ads in most states he’s competed in, perhaps all.
This is how the ad goes:
As country singer Patsy Cline’s classic hit “Crazy” plays in the background, a narrator attacks Cruz for comments his father made about his son being “anointed” to assume a “powerful position,” and then hits Trump for controversial remarks on Muslims, abortion and nuclear weapons.
“That the best we can do? No it’s not. The best we can do? John Kasich. Stable. Presidential,” the narrator declares.
The “above-the-fray” candidate often says “he’s not comfortable” with these ads after they come out from his Super PAC.
We have some of Kasich’s “above the fray” quotes because he’s the best at it, disproving he is as sane as he portrays himself.
- Senator Nina Turner, a black legislator, told Politico that she offered to help Kasich build a racially diverse cabinet. His response: I don’t need your people.
- In Ohio, Kasich threatened lobbyists who might try to go against him, according to The Los Angeles Times. Shortly after winning the election for governor, he called a luncheon for the entire lobbyist community and said to them all: If you’re not on the bus, we’ll run over you with the bus. And I’m not kidding.
- Kasich said he “doesn’t read a Bible to figure out what I think”* in January of last year. But three months later in April 2015, while waiting to announce his candidacy, Kasich said that he was “waiting the Lord to tell him what to do with his life”.
- “Look, we have a lot of candidates who are like the ‘Prince of Darkness,’” Kasich, who reminds voters frequently that his father was a mailman, said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt. “I consider myself the ‘Prince of Light and Hope’ and I don’t spend all my time getting people riled up about how bad everything is.”
- Kasich was pulled over for passing an emergency vehicle with his lights displayed. Kasich tried to explain that he didn’t see any emergency vehicle and therefore didn’t yield, but the officer ticketed him for a driving violation. As unpleasant as that situation is for anyone, Kasich brought up the incident in a speech to Ohio EPA workers. According to Cleveland.com, he said about the officer: He’s an idiot! We just can’t act that way. What people resent are people who are in the government who don’t treat the client with respect.
Then there is this: “I’ve heard a lot of nasty rhetoric about the president. We’re going to kick your rear end out of the White House and stuff. That’s just not the way I behave,” Kasich said. He won’t insult the Democrats, he just won’t.
Kasich has fewer delegates than Marco Rubio and won only one state but he’s calling them crazy as he pretends he’s going to win?