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  • #919620

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    Ohio’s Kasich Says He’s ‘Not Interested’ In Run For White House
    Wednesday March 12, 2014 2:51 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eight months before he faces voters in his reelection bid, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday attempted to squash rumors that he’s considering a White House bid in 2016.

    “I’m flattered that people are thinking that I should run for president, but I’m not interested,” said Kasich. “I’m sorry – I’m just not interested in it.”

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/03/12/ohio-kasich-governor-not-interested-in-run-for-president.html

    #1007662

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    Shoe Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech
    by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    April 11, 2014 1:57 AM ET

    A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton as the former secretary of state began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

    The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay resort.

    READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/2014/04/11/301623139/shoe-thrown-at-hillary-clinton-during-speech?ft=1&f=1003

    #1016336

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    Kasich is rising as a potential presidential candidate in Ohio, though still trails Clinton
    on May 15, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON – Ohio voters still prefer Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, over a list of Republicans jockeying for a potential presidential run, but the dynamics of the 2016 race continue to shift – to the advantage of Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

    READ MORE: http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/05/kasich_is_rising_as_a_potentia.html

    #1023107
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Looks like Kasich has some competition:

    http://www.cockpac.org

    #1023131

    RedStorm
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    Not having followed state politics all that closely, what “rights for women” did Kasich eliminate in the last four years?

    #1023146
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Not having followed state politics all that closely, what “rights for women” did Kasich eliminate in the last four years?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/30/ohio-abortion-restrictions-budget-bill_n_3526844.html

    It was easy to miss since it was snuck into the state budget

    #1023153

    RedStorm
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>RedStorm wrote:</div>
    Not having followed state politics all that closely, what “rights for women” did Kasich eliminate in the last four years?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/30/ohio-abortion-restrictions-budget-bill_n_3526844.html

    It was easy to miss since it was snuck into the state budget

    Interesting, I haven’t followed politics much the last few years except for some big items on the national scale. I know that the “job recovery” across the nation has been skewed to lower-paying jobs and that issue isn’t limited to Ohio.

    #1025745

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    Hillary Clinton, The Inevitable? Sure Seems Like It
    by FRANK JAMES
    June 22, 2014 4:57 AM ET

    The jockeying for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination is already shaping up to be nothing like the 2008 contest. Indeed, it doesn’t even resemble a contest. It’s not going too far out on a limb to say that, unlike six years ago, the nomination is Hillary Clinton’s for the taking, if she wants it.

    READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/06/22/324022617/hillary-clinton-the-inevitable-sure-seems-like-it?ft=1&f=1003

    #1035948

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    Kasich Campaign May Be Looking Past November
    August 21, 2014
    by Jo Ingles
    News Reporter at Ohio Public Radio and Television

    When John Kasich met with supporters in Beavercreek earlier this week, he didn’t mention his opponent in November. Instead, he talked about what he’d like to do in his second term, including another tax cut. But he didn’t give details on how he’d do that. Kasich brushed aside a notion from one of the campaign stop’s attendees that he could run for President in 2016.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2014/08/21/kasich-campaign-may-looking-past-november/

    #1037897
    Jesse Bethea
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    What does everyone think of the possibility of Senator Portman running for president in 2016? –

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2014/08/28/rob-portman-committee.html

    He’s already weighing in on foreign policy (particularly interesting given he’s on no foreign policy Senate committees);
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-daily-briefing/2014/08/8-29-2014-portman-irked-about-u.s.-policy-in-ukraine-lack-of-strategy-to-fight-isis.html

    And his position on gay marriage separates him from social conservatives, which makes him strong in a general election, iffy in a GOP primary;
    http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/08/gay_marriage_rob_portman_and_t.html#incart_river

    Besides that, it’s also important to keep in mind he was a close choice for Mitt Romney’s running mate before Paul Ryan was selected. Anyone have any other thoughts?

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    NEOBuckeye
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    Meh. Issue stances aside, Portman still mostly comes off as an unassuming, uncharismatic vanilla-type candidate, which often works in Ohio, but doesn’t translate into anything much on the national level. He might wind up being appointed to a secretary-level position, though.

    IMHO, the table’s being set for Bush v. Clinton. Kasich will almost certainly be Jeb’s VP pick.

    #1038072
    Snarf
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    IMHO, the table’s being set for Bush v. Clinton. Kasich will almost certainly be Jeb’s VP pick.

    I’d expect nothing less than to have to decide between two assholes in 2016.

    #1038074

    NEOBuckeye
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>NEOBuckeye wrote:</div>
    IMHO, the table’s being set for Bush v. Clinton. Kasich will almost certainly be Jeb’s VP pick.

    I’d expect nothing less than to have to decide between two assholes in 2016.

    The national media is already drooling over such a prospect, though. A showdown between two political dynasty families. Like the Lakers vs. the Celtics. Or OSU vs. U-M. Or the Hatfields vs. the McCoys. Yeah, on that level.

    Honestly, I don’t give a shit about either one. The US right now desperately needs an infusion of fresh new ideas and perspectives into our politics, and real leaders with the gravitas to grapple with real issues instead of trivialities. We don’t need another round of retreads in 2016 who with their families and many spineless sycophants have deep investments in propping-up the status quo that benefits them so well.

    #1038879

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    A Portman 2016 Campaign Could Signal National Progress for Gay Rights
    September 5, 2014 7:10 am – Jesse Bethea

    Senator Rob Portman of Ohio might be considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to recent reports by The Columbus Dispatch and The Cincinnati Inquirer. Portman was close to becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, and last week made a trip to New Hampshire, home to the first primary of every presidential election, where he spoke on subjects ranging from ISIS to the economy and the American Dream.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/a-portman-2016-campaign-could-signal-national-progress-for-gay-rights-jb1

    #1038932

    Coy
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    IMHO, the table’s being set for Bush v. Clinton. Kasich will almost certainly be Jeb’s VP pick.

    Why are we okay with this country becoming a (now blatant) oligarchy?
    I think the idea of a Bush v Clinton ticket is more gross to a large portion of the public than either party is willing to admit. It would be the first time that I literally refuse to vote.
    Who wants to follow 8 years of supposed “change” into “oh yeah, remember the 90s?”

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