Pictured: Ohio Women for Trump
Kasich's Poison Directed Towards Suburban Women - Does He Think Women Are That Dumb?
By Connor Brown
A quick Google search of Governor Kasich’s anti-Trump remarks yields over 3 million hits. Is his poisonous anti-Trump talk damaging the Republican Party? It appears Kasich has targeted suburban women and millennials as his pathway to the Presidency.
On August 5th, a day after President Trump hosted a rally to an enthusiastic packed gymnasium and over flow crowd in Delaware County for now Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH12), Governor Kasich told the biased national media that Trump was hurting the Congressional candidates chances and that Trump isn't appealing to suburban women.
Yet, several Ohio GOP county party chairs have said that without the Trump visit to the Ohio 12th Congressional district it is unlikely Troy Balderson would have squeaked out a win.
It appears Kasich is positioning himself to be the new "Bernie Sanders" candidate for the 2020 Presidential election by using polling data to target his comments against Trump in an effort to build support among suburban woman and millennials.
"The chaos that seems to surround Donald Trump has unnerved a lot of people," Kasich said on ABC's "This Week." "So suburban women in particular here are the ones that are really turned off. And you add to that the...Millennials, you have it very close. It’s really kind of shocking because this should be just a slam dunk (for Balderson) and it’s not."
The Balderson race may have been close in suburbs like Delaware County’s Powell because Balderson’s opponent, Danny O’Connor, made a major play for the suburban vote there while the county GOP sat on their hands.
Delaware County is a Republican strong hold and home to Governor Kasich. According to one suburban Delaware County resident who lives in Powell, "I live in the heart of suburban Powell, have voted Republican in every election since I turned 18 and I did not receive one campaign mailer for Balderson. The county party did not send out a special election get out to vote card and no one from the Balderson team knocked on my door. Balderson's opponent however dropped literature and knocked on my door three times, including election day."
An interview with two Trump loving Powell suburban women reveals Kasich's strategy may be way off base.
"We love President Trump. Our economy is strong, our communities and children are safer from threats at home and abroad and for the first time in a very long time we have hope for our children's future." Anonymous
"It is suburban women that led the Ohio women for the Trump movement and rallied the urban and rural women to join us. Speaking for myself and those I work closely with on the get out the vote for Donald Trump we love Donald Trump and it is John Kasich that we no longer respect and support." Holly Adams, Women For Trump, Delaware County, and Director of Trump Action Center, Delaware County
Are Kasich's constant negative attacks on the President founded in evidence?
Since Trump has been elected the national unemployment rate is at a historic 49-year low at 3.7%. Unemployment among minorities is also at a historic low. A recent survey from the National Association of Manufacturers states that nearly 93% of manufacturers are projecting further expansion for their businesses.
And what about women? According to this commentary on Real Clear Politics:
By almost every economic measure, women are flourishing in today's economy. Female unemployment is currently at a 50-year low of 3.9 percent, less than half the rate it was as recently as President Obama's second term. This summer, the female unemployment rate reached its lowest level in 65 years. When you consider how small the female labor force was back then, it's safe to say it's never been easier for a woman to find a job than it is today.
So it appears Americans across the board are benefiting from the Trump Presidency. Governor Kasich's constant attacks on Trump seem to be without warrant and yes, likely are damaging the entire GOP ticket heading into the November election.
Don't expect the Governor to stop his poisonous ways any time soon. His bad behavior appears to be rooted in his inability to move past his life long dream of becoming President. Kasich could never fill the massive venues with adoring loyal crowds that President Trump fills on a multi weekly basis and it appears to be really getting under his skin. His only solace comes from stroking his ego with the nation media who love this Benedict Arnold and will use him to meet their own left wing agenda.