Is Something Understood Metaphorically Always More Preferable and More Palatable than Its Literal Alternative? Or Could the King of America Abolish Teachers’ Lounges?
Earlier today, I did a post on very clever political messaging from the Kasich presidential campaign. I closed that post with this observation: “Whatever limitations he may have as a speaker or as a campaigner, he has managed to offset them with a great deal of political experience and political savvy.”
In this post, I would like to address the introductory, dependent clause in that sentence.
In early July, as Governor Kasich was about the announce the launch of his presidential campaign, Stephen Koff, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Ohio Media Group, wrote a piece published on Cleveland.com titled “John Kasich Addresses the Jerk Characterization.” The article opens:
“John Kasich has been called “brash” and “a jerk.” He’s direct, willing to insult at times and unwilling to suffer those he views as fools. It’s a trait Ohioans know and largely accept, and the second-term governor balances it with occasional…
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