JOHN KASICH: Jeb Bush’s Negative Tone Could Hurt His Family Legacy
In December John Kasich attacked Jeb Bush as the “Betamax – Macarena” candidate – a hit on his last office held 12 years ago.
Today John Kasich said Jeb Bush’s negative campaign could hurt his family legacy.
The New York Times reported:
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, edging toward more direct confrontation with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, said on Thursday that Mr. Bush was risking tarnishing the Bush family name because of the negative tone of his campaign.
“I’m worried about Jeb,” Mr. Kasich said at a town-hall-style meeting at a pancake house here on South Carolina’s coast. “It’s all negative. How the heck can you sell negative?”
Speaking to reporters afterward, Mr. Kasich complained that Mr. Bush was spending his time “trashing people” and suggested that the Bush family’s reputation was at risk.
“I don’t know what he’s thinking,” Mr. Kasich said. “Does he realize the family legacy?”
This week, Mr. Bush criticized Mr. Kasich for expanding Medicaid in Ohio under the Affordable Care Act, and he also suggested that Mr. Kasich had been insufficiently committed to investing in the military.
Actually, George W. Bush left office with super majorities in the US Senator, a Pelosi-led House of Representatives and Barack Obama as president.
That was quite a feat!