While Gov. John Kasich has no chance at being the 2016 Republican presidential nominee unless he is awarded the spot in a contested convention, it hasn't stopped him from trashing his GOP rivals.
In maybe his most animated speech at Women's National Republican Club in New York, John Kasich viciously described Trump and Cruz' vision for America as "disturbing", and described their crazed behavior without ever mentioning their names.
"Some who feed off of the fears and anger that is felt by some of us and exploit it feed their own insatiable desire for fame or attention," Kasich said, speaking at the Women's National Republican Club in New York. "That could drive America down into a ditch, not make us great again."
He went on to talk about his rivals' "disturbing" solutions and behavior, including religious tests for immigration, targeted neighborhood surveillance, draconian tariffs, and a dramatic rethink of NATO.
“We have been promised that unpopular laws shall be repealed simply through the will of a strong man in the White House,” Kasich said. “I have stood on a stage and watched with amazement as candidates wallowed in the mud, viciously attacked one another, called each other liars and disparaged each other’s character.”
“Those who continuously push that type of behavior are not worthy of the office they are seeking,” he continued.
Just as an all-consuming fear of America in decline ends in visions of America’s destruction, a political strategy based on exploiting Americans instead of lifting them up inevitably leads to divisions, paranoia, isolation, and promises that can never, ever be fulfilled,” he said. ”I say to you that this path to darkness is the antithesis of all that America has meant for 240 years.”
Essentially Kasich is correct in his descriptions of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but he's just as extreme on many other issues as well, but he hides it better than they do.