The establishment GOPlins are willing to go with just about anyone other than Trump. So much so, that they are willing to consider a supposed moderate: Ohio Gov. John Kasich. They are not alone. I've heard from otherwise sensible Democrats that Kasich is a sane, moderate alternative to Trump and Cruz. (Shamed admission: I fell for it too.)
That's danger-think. Over at Blog for Arizona Donna Gratehouse trashes the idea that Kasich is a nice moderate.
... my Twitter feed was teeming with liberal Kasich love when he won Ohio on Thursday. I think there are two things going on here:
- Liberals buying into Kasich’s “nice and reasonable” narrative out of ignorance and judging him to be the least egregious of the choices on the GOP side. Okay, but that’s not saying much, is it? And if Kasich manages to muscle his way to the nomination at the RNC convention this summer he’ll have a better chance of winning over either of the Dem candidates than Trump or Cruz. Stop helping him!
- Liberals who just hate Hillary Clinton irrationally and are mad that the odds of Bernie Sanders capturing the nomination have become vanishingly slim. They’ve convinced themselves of the absurdity of Clinton being more ideologically similar to Kasich than to Sanders and, in some cases, that Kasich would even be better than Clinton. If you are in that camp, do a little thought exercise here: Swap Hillary Clinton out with Joe Biden, who is practically her doppelganger on votes and positions (Iraq invasion, banks, etc.). When it’s Joe Biden do you still prefer John Kasich? Didn’t think so.
One of Donna's commenters ("WileyBud") shared a link to Samantha Bee's take-down of Kasich in which she provides evidence from public media showing that Kasich is not in any way a "moderate." Check out Samantha's video clip and then #KancelKasich. And while you are at it, #CancelCruz.