Kasich/Hickenlooper Trump Trolling Continues

Gov. John Kasichlooper (D/R-CO/OH respectively).

CNN files a report stirring lots of Friday-morning discussion:

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have entertained the idea of forming a unity presidential ticket to run for the White House in 2020, a source involved the discussions said Friday.

Under this scenario, Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Kasich, a Republican, would run as independents, with Kasich at the top of the ticket, said the source, who cautioned it has only been casually talked about.

“The idea of a joint ticket has been discussed, but not at an organizational or planning level,” said the source, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity.

“What they are trying to show the country is that honorable people can disagree, but you can still problem solve together. It happens in businesses and it happens in families. Why can’t it happen in Washington?”

Now first of all, folks, the chances of something like this actually happening are somewhere in the neighborhood of 0%. The logistical hurdles of getting on the ballot in all 50 states as an independent candidate are daunting to say the least, and this arrangement would be more likely to draw votes away from the Democratic candidate running against Donald Trump (or his successor) than it would be to itself succeed. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio may be a “moderate” by today’s GOP standards, but his record on issues like reproductive choice remains anathema to most mainstream Democrats.

To be honest, we don’t think this talk is about reality–it’s about keeping Gov. Kasich front and center as a Republican Trump opponent, while allowing Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper to burnish his bipartisan credentials–for any of several choices of higher office in the future. To that end this is fruitful activity for both men.

As long as we all keep it in perspective.

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DawnPatrol says:

    I will never, under any circumstances, support such a ticket.

    Having watched him closely for years, in my estimation, Kasich is a dissembling "trojan horse" republican, much like GW Bush. Once he's on the inside, he'll split open, and out will pour all the same little screaming neocons, environment haters, faux-christian theocrats, misogynists, oligarch-fellators, Medicare/Medicaid/ObamaCare killers, climate deniers, science deniers, vote suppressors and other assorted miscreants, criminals and bamboozlers we’ve seen before, and are seeing doubly today. Uh-uh. Fuck that.

    But even that's beside the point. The simple fact is, I will NEVER under ANY circumstances vote for a republican again in this lifetime. They are certifiably/clinically mentally ill, individually and collectively, as well as the biggest cabal of racists, thugs, hoodlums, whiners, professional “victims,” traitors and hypocrites the world has ever seen. They have declared themselves my enemy and the enemy of my country, and I will regard them as such for all the rest of my days.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    So, I guess it's official then . . . 

    . . . Tancredo said, "no," to Kasich?!?

  3. ModeratusModeratus says:

    MUST CRUSH BIPARTISANSHIP! Pathetic Pols. Hick should register Republican.

    • unnamed says:

      Not as pathetic as your math skills Moldy.  Also, not as pathetic as your inability to denounce the Charlottesville White Supremacists.

    • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

      Fluffy…please don't shout. Hick should register Republican until he abandons his slavish, dishonest, devotion to the oil and gas industry. Hick tries hard to be a progressive, but his support of the fossil fuel industry will forever brand him as Governor Frackenlooper. Until he steps away from the Oily Boys, he might as well be a Republican.

      Don't you get it, Fluffy? "Bi-partisanship" is code for “corporatist.”

      • ZappateroZappatero says:

        Pass go. Collect $200. All y'all.

        No one around here needs reminding which US Senator is always yearning for that good, old-fashioned (mythical) bipartisanship that was abandoned by Republicans many years ago.

        It's the Corporatist safe word. 

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Lovin' ya self a little Hick there, Fluffnutz? . . . 

      . . . your dirty little secret is safe here with us.

  4. Meiner49erMeiner49er says:

    Kaischenlooper? Seems a little "Hickich" to me.

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