October 29th, 2010
07:45 PM ET

GOP stars rally for Kasich in Ohio

The Republican Governors Association took its cross-country road show to Ohio on Friday to stir up support for GOP gubernatorial nominee John Kasich, whose fight against Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland has become one of the closest and most unpredictable races in the country. 

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, the RGA's chairman, joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Lebanon, Ohio where over 400 cheering Republicans crowded into a tiny conference room to catch a glimpse of three GOP stars, each of whom may one day seek the presidency.

Aiming to tie Strickland to some of President Obama's more controversial policies, the governors took turns bashing the health care reform bill, government bailouts of troubled industries and the sizeable federal deficit.


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  1. PartisanTool

    Good now that John Kasich is back in the race we can get back to making this a Christian nation. Who cares what anybody else wants.....

    October 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      It was a Christian nation at the beginning. Check your history!

      October 30, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Doctor Love

      I live in Ohio both Strickland and Kasich are worthless slim balls, neither will be able to "save" this state from falling farther down this recession hole!!!! Of the two, I'd say strickland is the lesser of two evils!!!!

      October 30, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. teaPARTYdemocrat

    I wouldn't vote for any former wall st or Lehman exec

    October 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. teaPARTYdemocrat

    Running for political office on a forum of "less government" , isn't that redundant.

    October 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pat Grandfield

    I care about what other people want.
    Christians R mean spirited people.
    So shut your mouth and let the politicians duke it out.

    A catholic.

    October 30, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hsr0601

    Former President Bill Clinton compared Republicans to a football coach fired after several losing seasons who demands his job back after the new coach posts a winning record but still hasn't won a championship.

    It's well known that democracy & technology shape the future of a nation.
    Let's give Democrats a chance to make headway.
    Former President Bill Clinton said "It took me four years to balance the budget, then I gave you four surpluses, paid $600 billion down on the national debt,"

    And I'd say : It took 8 years for the Bush mishandling to get a final verdict.
    Let's not fall for the outrageous claim : Heal the 8 year-long chronic disease quickly, but do not see a doctor, adding to the deficit.

    October 31, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |