Still Candidate John Kasich managed to succeed, where all the other Republican primary candidates failed, to compete with Donald Trump without once selling his soul or having his soul sucked out of him, without sacrificing his dignity or integrity or having his reputation splattered with the mud that stains virtually everyone who comes anywhere near Donald Trump's orbit.
And though he may have lost his chance at the Presidency, John Kasich has found his voice since, speaking out freely and fearlessly against the injustices and wrong-headed policies promoted by the man who is not only the most powerful man in Kasich's own party, but, in truth, the most powerful man in the world.
This John Kasich did several days ago when he spoke out strongly and passionately against Donald Trump's plan to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama Administration's policy allowing certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children - "Dreamers," as these children are called - to receive a deferment from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
"Think about this, " said Kasich Tuesday on CBS This Morning, "this is the United States of America and we're putting kids, young people, who are contributors, in jeopardy. This is not the America that we all love!"
Calling it "a simple moral issue" Kasich took the part of the 800,00 young people who are now in danger of being uprooted from the only life they've ever known to be deported to a country foreign to them. "They ought to have permanent resident status, they ought to be able to stay here," Kasich said of these young people,
Kasich then invited all Dreamers to come to Ohio where, he says, they will be welcomed. "We want all the immigrants to come to Ohio 'cause we know how much they contribute to America!"
Here's the link. Watch it for yourself. See you're not moved:
I'll admit there have been times when I haven't loved our Governor. But today I do.