May 16th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Kasich: Obama economic policies are headwind

(CNN) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, said on CNN's "John King, USA" that President Barack Obama's economic policies have created "a wind in my face" as he had worked to grow the state's economy.

He suggested that the state's Republican senator, Rob Portman, would be a "great pick" for Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate, but deflected the suggestion that he might run.

"I'm not even going to express no interest because that indicates interest," he said.


Filed under: John Kasich • Ohio • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Debbie

    If Obama's economic policies are a head wind then GWBush policies were a tornado.

    May 16, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Romney lies racist bully and a gay basher. Are you smelling what bush left behind. Forward. Obama /biden 2012

    May 16, 2012 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  3. Debra

    The only wind blowing is in the empty space between Kasich's ears.

    May 16, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. judy

    more like a wind up your butt. Congress spent all day complaining . Repos need to get voted out so we can move forward.

    May 16, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Nothing like a good goose-stepping GOBP member to spread the lies and propaganda. Those "headwinds" are caused by your own GOBP cult, Mr. Kasich. Own it. Be proud. Stand up and announce to the rest of America that your cult cares nothing for the needy and cares only for the greedy. It's what you do.

    May 16, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republican economic policies are an anchor on our country. They brought us our first great depression, and almost another one in 2008. Kasich, like most GOPers are wrong again.

    May 16, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  7. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Kasich has been bad for Ohio and is trying to deflect from the fact that these modern day neo-con republican policies are failing all over the country. They only hope to conceal their failures long enough to put policies in place to protect their wealthy donors.

    May 16, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a drunk that should be in rehab .

    How do nut jobs like him end up in politics ? Because they couldn't make it in Hollywood !

    May 16, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  9. Donkey Party

    Got to hand it to the GOP. They sure have perfected lying. Good thing they have all those mega-rich donors, Hell is going to need remodeling and an expansion to accommodate them all.

    May 16, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  10. Mr. Moderate

    Headwind? Can you imagine what shape Ohio would be in if the auto industry collapsed? You should be thanking him!

    May 16, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  11. fernace

    Of course he's experiencing a "head wind." He & his party have been diligently dismantling/blocking social & necessity programs for their states for 2 years, so not having free rein to cut them outright, probably causes "stress!" The programs that have been diminished/dismantled in my state include such un-necessary fare as childrens education, womens healthcare, jobs/ pension plans for government workers; police, fire fighters, social/ healthcare workers! I don't know about y'all, but I see a pattern here! My family moved to this country, legally, I might add, in the early 70s & fell inlove w/a country where we had a voice & my family could thrive just by putting in a hard days work! The middleclass was strong then, but I've seen a systematic erosion of those standards, that rests on the shoulders of Rs & Ds, alike! But what I love about this nation still stands! The Const.itution! Today, the Rs agenda clashes w/the Needs of the multitude is favor of the Wants of the few! Obama Next 4!!

    May 16, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  12. fernace

    Yes, progress blowing in your face can cause distress, especially when your agenda is to return to 1912!!

    May 16, 2012 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  13. hamsta

    The headline would have been more truthful if written as : obama's econic policies are like urinating in the wind.

    May 16, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  14. Patrick from Minnesota

    Says the guy who's anti-union law was rejected by his voters by a 2-1 margin last November... I'm suprised a guy like him isn't worrying more about keeping his job.

    May 16, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  15. G

    If Romney is so qualified to become president and is capable of turning around the economy, then why are his fellow republicans are not tripping over themselves to get on the presidential ticket for the no. 2 spot. They will endorse him but not run with him.

    May 16, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  16. king

    These repubs met in a hotel and drew the blue print to destroy America just because they wanted thus president to be a one termed. If these guys can make a pact like this, and have been sticking to the plan of obstructionism to the last point, all if these repubs need to be investigated for high treason.

    May 16, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  17. roger judkins

    You'd be fabulous as VP John!

    May 16, 2012 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  18. johnborg

    That's just his way of blaming someone else. The economics of neoliberalism that Republicans support only encourage GDP growth, but not employment. Yet, today, in the age of finance and speculation, I don't know if capitalism even has it in itself to help GDP growth anymore.

    May 16, 2012 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  19. Larry L

    Politics – not honesty. None of the Republicans will man-up to the fact, the hard, cold fact, that President Obama inherited this stinking mess from the same Republicans who won't compromise to fix it!

    May 16, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  20. hamsta

    headline should read : Obama's policies are urinating in the wind.

    May 17, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  21. Obama wins

    How these Repubs lie thru their teeth

    Kasich's party has blocked most of what Pres O works for to bring this country forward.

    May 17, 2012 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  22. s.positive

    More like you riding on the president's shoulders...

    May 17, 2012 04:52 am at 4:52 am |
  23. ct

    pick me pick me.....

    May 17, 2012 05:13 am at 5:13 am |
  24. cj

    The lack of comments is eerie. Ive lived in ohio for 3 years. Auto industry is doing fantastic here! Well, certainly a heck of alot better than before. At least were making parts again. Kasich has done only 1 thing to help with job growth......start a website. Most of the jobs that need filled around here are those that overwork you to the point of percentages and daily work performance standards. This is important because the worst employers keep less than 10% of their newhire work force, since we are "at will" employment state. Kasich is full of it. Hes no better than walker and just as crooked. He pays lip service and cannot be trusted, many ohioans know this. I would love to see a picture of romney with kasich together.but since romney keeps running and hiding I wont hold my breath.

    May 17, 2012 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  25. Marie MD

    Yes, an unkown who probably has so much stuff in his skeleton closet that he is bursting out. Picking a vp candidate from Ohio might be a political ploy because the candidate needs Ohio but I don't think the people of Ohio are too happy with what this clown.
    Remember 2008, it's not just a woman it's the right woman and they were so far off to the right and wrong not that they would have won with anybody else. Big risk big reward? Yeah, right :) Is culvahouse still a lawyer?

    May 17, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |