It is incomprehensible that the Republican Party has chosen to support Ted Cruz as its alternative to the frightening possibility that Donald Trump will be the party’s nominee in November. Cruz is a one-term senator who has a negative rating above 50 percent nationally, and has failed to establish a productive working relationship with his fellow legislators.
It defies logic that the party has not instead chosen to support Gov. John Kasich, who has both legislative and executive experience, and has been elected governor twice in his home state of Ohio, a must-win state for any presidential candidate. He is articulate, pro-life, and has consistently run a positive and issues-oriented campaign.
He expresses a desire to promote unity by engaging cooperatively with those of both political philosophies. He espouses the belief that we are Americans first, Democrats or Republicans second, a premise that, unfortunately, has been forgotten in Washington. Most important, polls consistently show that he would be victorious in November over either Democratic opponent.
If the Republican Party has become so right-wing radicalized that it cannot support someone as experienced, decent, and yes, moderate, as Gov. Kasich, then it has truly lost its way.
Marti Nicely, Fresno