Kasich's arrival on political stage not very engaging
The dust from November´s election had hardly settled when Governor-elect John Kasich sent a letter to the man he will replace at the helm of Ohio state government, asking for a halt to any further spending on the high-speed passenger rail system. The passenger rail system would connect Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
Kasich also wrote President Barack Obama requesting a reallocation of the rail projects $400 million price tag and allow Ohio to use those funds on a freight rail system or for roads.
Federal officials responded that the money allocated to the rail network cannot be switched to other purposes, and Strickland, said he will move forward with it as long as he is in office.
Perhaps, this incident is indicative of Kasich’s approach to governance.
However, coming from a man who on the campaign trail derided salt of the earth American chicken farmers, I should have expected Kasich to exhibit his nobility by coming on to the stage playing a thoughtful and deliberative game of chess; not an amusing nor a very engaging game of checkers.