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John Kasich will indeed be the Republican nominee elected at the Cleveland Convention. And he will be elected because of experience that no other candidate can bring to the table. He will also win the general election in November.
Few biblical characters get more scorn than "The Unforgiving Servant," who asks for help from a superior, but denies it to a lower-ranked servant. Donald Trump may be doing the same thing, complaining how Republican leaders are trying to oust him from the election, just as he uses the exact same tactics to remove John Kasich from the race.
Here in Ohio, Democrats are watching the Republican debates intently like everywhere else. But there is one man on the stage we are especially fascinated by -- the one who claims to be a moderate.
The absence of Donald Trump was a breath of fresh air, providing all of us with a greater focus on the issues. But the temperamental Trump wasn't the only loser, as some of the GOP candidates stumbled during the Fox News Channel debate.
Megyn Kelly asked Governor Kasich: "If you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?" Kasich's answer boiled down to an affirmation of traditional marriage and the admission that he would continue to love his daughters "if one of them happened to be that." To be clear, he truly said "that."
A Washington Post report reveals that Kasich slashed public school funding by half a billion dollars, boosting state spending on charter schools, despite the quality concerns. In fact, the Ohio now spends more per charter school pupil than it does for public school student, while costs have been passed on to local government just to keep their schools open.
Nearly all of the 50 states have been busy wrapping up their operating budgets. But in the process, far too many had to twist, turn and pull themselves out of shortfalls with budgeting gimmicks.
Even as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes its home in the city of Cleveland, the measure before the board may literally cut the musical heart out of Ohio's public schools.
Democrat Ed FitzGerald lost the race for Ohio governor Tuesday to incumbent John Kasich (R). Below, more live updates on
Kasich defeated Democrat Ed FitzGerald. Below, more live updates on the 2014 midterm elections: Incumbent John Kasich (R