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Sun Mar 13, 2016, 10:52 PM

Kasich just now: "I beat Clinton by eleven points"

Not much I guess but I believe Kasich could be the nominee and would be a threat to Hillary. Cross-over votes from centrist dems.

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Reply Kasich just now: "I beat Clinton by eleven points" (Original post)
snowy owl Mar 2016 OP
Senator Tankerbell Mar 2016 #1
revbones Mar 2016 #2
spooky3 Mar 2016 #7
kcjohn1 Mar 2016 #3
LyndaG Mar 2016 #4
calguy Mar 2016 #5
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #6
revbones Mar 2016 #8

Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 10:57 PM

1. I think Kasich is their strongest candidate in the general election.

I hope they don't realize that!

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Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 11:01 PM

2. I agree

 

Anecdotally my father-in-law considers himself a Republican. He's not a racist, he has a PhD, he's retired and has seen the benefits of Medicare, etc... basically he shouldn't be a republican at all other than the vague term "fiscally conservative" and having been raised conservativerepublican. His wife is liberal, daughter is liberal, etc... He is dearly hoping for Kasich currently.

He does have some slight interest in Bernie, and I think we could sway him if it was Trump vs Bernie - but he is adamant that there is no way in hell he would ever consider voting for Hillary. Even though he despises Trump, he will gladly vote for him if Hillary is the only other choice.

That said, I think Kasich is seen by a lot of Republicans like my father-in-law as the sensible choice.

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Response to revbones (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 12:48 AM

7. Kasich seems "sensible" and "moderate" only because (a) people don't know much about him and (b)

the contrast with the total nutjobs and narcissists in his party makes him look good.

Take it from someone who lived in OH for more than 15 years - he is no moderate. He just has a nicer veneer than the others. If he were the candidate, which he has no chance of being, IMHO, whoever our candidate is would have plenty to work with. He essentially would be another Romney, without some of his strengths. Either one of our candidates would beat him.

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Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 11:10 PM

3. IMO Kasich even beats Sanders

I think they can even afford to screw Trump in the convention and his supporters, and still win with Kasich.

Not that he is any better in policy as he is right wing as they come, but this guy can sell it much better to the public. Guy will be seen as moderate, and even more so in comparison to Trump.

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Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 11:11 PM

4. Well,

I hope and pray voters haven't forgotten the condition of the country eight years ago. Kasich supports the same failed policies.

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Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 11:27 PM

5. Kasich's only problem....

Trump beats Kasich by 40 points

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Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Sun Mar 13, 2016, 11:31 PM

6. I think Kasich would beat Hillary

People who want a conservative would rather vote for the real thing and Kasich isn't saddled with a bunch of scandals and enormous negative personal ratings.

I think Bernie would beat Kasich on the issues. Kasich is trickle down economics and trade deals. He talks about working people but doesn't do anything for them.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 12:50 AM

8. I think Hillary has a hard time with any republican if she gets the nomination

 

She has nothing to fight them on that they can't slam her back with.

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