Rachel Maddow assessment of John Kasich potential is spot on for the election
Rachel Maddow appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Noah spent some time talking about Maddow's evisceration of then 'Speaker in waiting' Kevin McCarthy. She explained that she does not believe she should take credit for him removing himself from contention. She said it was a weird choice given his length in Congress and his inexperience having passed just two inconsequential bills.
Trevor Noah then threw Rachel Maddow a curve. "I would love to know one thing from you," Noah said. "If you had to vote for one of the Republican candidates, if you had to vote, if you had to vote, if you had to vote, if someone held a gun to your head because Ben Carson said 'Point it that way.', who would you vote for. If you had to vote for one of the twelve, one of the main twelve on that debate stage, who would it be."
After showing much pain and attempting an escape, Rachel Maddow rephrased the question. "Can I squirrel out of the question by modifying it?" Maddow replied. "If I were a Republican and I wanted to pick the best candidate for the general election, the person who would have the best chance probably against Hillary Clinton, I think I, that would still be hard. I think that might be John Kasich. I don't know."
"Kasich, there you have it," Trevor Noah said. "Rachel Maddow endorses John Kasich."
Now this may seem rather amusing. However I have always thought if the Republican Party were to ever get serious in choosing a legitimate candidate, John Kasich would actually make a formidable contender. He is a fairly moderate conservative who knows how to toe the line and when to break for the good of his state. One must remember that he ultimately accepted the Medicaid Expansion to Obamacare. Of course he first rejected it to play the Right Wing appeasement game.
If Democrats choose Hillary Clinton as their nominee and somehow John Kasich could get pass the clowns in the cart, Hillary would definitely not be a shoo-in. She is seen too much as the establishment status quo candidate. Americans may just change the party in the White House if it is a competition between two acceptable status quo candidates.