I’ve you’ve had even the slightest doubt about this being truly the wackiest election cycle we’ve ever seen, may we present this little nugget, courtesy of The Washington Examiner:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he isn’t willing to serve as anyone’s vice president, but he indicated party affiliation would not matter to him when choosing his own running mate.
After losing the Arizona primary and trailing a candidate who is no longer running for president, Kasich hit the campaign trail in Wisconsin and told voters only he could beat the Democrats in November.
He ruled out the possibility of serving with any GOP nominee, but would not oppose putting a Democrat near the top of the Republican ticket himself in November.
“I’m going to be nobody’s vice president, OK?” Kasich said, interrupting a questioner at a town hall in Wauwatosa. “I will not be anybody’s vice president. Just so you know.”
Well, that may be the only truly realistic statement from John Kasich: I will NOT be anybody’s vice president.
During the town hall a questioner asked whether he would be open to having a Democrat as a running mate.
Kasich provided this answer:
“If you’re going to bring somebody over they need to know what you’re about. And they can’t spend their time trying to pick at you and undermine you because, frankly, we don’t have enough time to do it,” Kasich said. “Just because someone happens to be a Democrat doesn’t mean they’re disqualified. President Obama, he had his secretary of defense, Bob Gates, a Republican. And I think Bob did a fantastic job for him.”
Am I the only one scratching my head?
Honestly every day I think more and more that I’m living in an alternate universe. ISIS is attacking Europe and Barack Obama is spending his evenings in an awkward tango while claiming it’s really the weather we should be worried about. And John Kasich continues to run in a race he cannot mathematically win — and even after managing to win only his home state, claims he’s the only viable candidate.
What am I missing??
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]