Episode #177: Kasich Instinct

2016 may not have been John Kasich’s favorite year.  The Ohio governor sought the GOP presidential nomination but won only one primary, that of his home state.  He refused to attend his own party’s convention or endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy.  But he is not going away quietly.  He has a new book out, calling for civility not only for his party but the country as well.  And he made his case on the Political Junkie.

It’s hard to make the case that the contest for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska is worthy of national attention.  But then why have Bernie Sanders and Scott Walker campaigned for the two candidates ahead of Tuesday’s election.  Omaha World-Herald columnist Mike Kelly explains.

Brigid Harrison of Montclair State University talks about the surprising announcement by longtime GOP activist (and Chris Christie spokesperson) Maria Comella that she is the new chief of staff to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat.

And Craig Shirley, the author of several Ronald Reagan biographies, talks about his latest one, which covers the period between Reagan’s loss for the 1976 GOP nomination to his victory in the 1980 election.

Music used in this podcast: 

Pittsburgh State of Mind by Michael E. Moats & Addi Twigg

All Together Now by The Farm

How Can I Be Sure by The Young Rascals

Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen

Taxi by Harry Chapin

Ronnie by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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