Closest He Will Ever Get: KASICH TRIES OUT THE WHITE HOUSE PODIUM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a glimpse into an alternate political reality: John Kasich, one of this year’s top Republican presidential contenders, riffing on trade and geopolitics from behind the presidential seal at a podium at the White House.
The Ohio governor had come to the White House briefing room Friday to help promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership and President Barack Obama’s push for ratification in Congress. But as Kasich cracked jokes and fielded rapid-fire questions from White House reporters, one might be forgiven for thinking for a moment that the election had turned out a different way.
“America can’t afford to lock the doors and lower the blinds and ignore the rest of the world,” Kasich said, gripping the lectern with both hands and casually folding one foot behind the other. “We’re a force for good.” – READ MORE