Kasich Contemplating a Run?

So it would seem.

Via CNN:  Ohio’s John Kasich moves closer to 2016 bid

Mr. Kasich’s supporters filed paperwork Tuesday with the Ohio Secretary of State for a non-profit called “New Day for America.” The next steps will be a formal announcement of his 527 tax-exempt organization, along with filing the necessary paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service, according to a person familiar with the process.

Kasich is mainly interesting because he is from Ohio, a key swing state.  Further, he theoretically represents a more mainstream (i.e., less Tea Party) manifestation of the GOP than some of the other candidates.


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  1. michael reynolds says:

    Yeah he worries me. We can survive losing Ohio but it wouldn’t exactly be helpful.

  2. Gustopher says:

    The clown car would be more amusing if someone was being entirely reasonable in the middle of it, and being completely destroyed by not putting on the makeup. I don’t know much about Kasich, but I hope he can fill that role.

  3. gVOR08 says:

    From inside OH he looks like Scott Walker, but not stupid.

  4. Tyrell says:

    I already miss Alan Keyes.