31 Jan 2016 10:53 PM EST
- by Jorge Vargas, Editor
The Republican primary circuit has been one of the most fascinating electoral processes in recent history (anywhere in the world). With real estate giant Donald Trump leading the way, despite constant comparisons to Hitler by his detractors, and Ted Cruz in second, despite the fact that no one seems to like him (seriously, who's answering that they support Ted Cruz in these polls?), the Republican race has been fascinating.
Throw in Ben Carson and you've basically got a rodeo show.
On the serious side of life, the Republican race also has Jeb Bush (who has been about as exciting as Mr. Rogers), Marco Rubio (non-existent), Chris Christie (B-squad), Ron Paul (forgettable) and John Kasich. Kasich, governor of Ohio, actually has his head on his shoulders.
He understands the issues and has not stooped to race-baiting or fear-mongering like the vast majority of his opponents. His campaign has, so far, been respectful of his opponents without being weak.
Though he lacks the flamboyance of Donald Trump and the pedigree of Jeb Bush, Kasich could easily win Ohio in a general election, which would give the Republicans the White House. No other Republican candidate has a chance of pulling that off.
Because of that electoral advantage (and because Kasich is a Republican who has shown a real ability to govern and an ability to work with Democrats without alienating huge segments of the population), we support John Kasich as the Republican nominee for the 2016 primaries.
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