National Review Describes the “Moderate” Republican


There has been a great deal of talk about John Kasich’s “moderate” positions that will presumably make him attractive to some broad swathe of American voters in the general election should he somehow be able to secure the Republican nomination.

In today’s edition of Morning Jolt newsletter for the National Review, Jim Geraghty discusses the agreement between the Cruz and Kasich campaigns to stop competing against each other in the Indiana, new Mexico, and Oregon primaries. I have highlighted in bold Geraghty’s capsule descriptions of Governor Kasich’s core positions and his campaign persona:

“Mike Huckabee, always good for a statement that is dumb, declares, “Cruz, Kasich join forces to stop Trump. I wish they wanted to stop Hillary and much as they did the Republican who is beating both of them.”

“First, do you think Ted Cruz doesn’t want to beat Hillary? Do you think John Kasich doesn’t…

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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