Pronounced Kay-sik. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kasich In my opinion, we don't have any GOOD candidates leading the polls on either side. For Dem supporters, if you had to have a Republican in the White House, would this guy be OK? Ohio has seen a massive turnaround under Governor Kasich. Unemployment has been crushed, the state budget is doing great, and he's making progress on many fronts. He's not too far right, and you can't paint him as dogmatic. When he was asked why he had an all-white cabinet, he said: "I don't look at things from the standpoint of any of these sort of metrics that people tend to focus on, race or age, or any of those things. It's not the way I look at things... I want the best possible team I can get." His father was a mailman, and both of his parents were killed in a car crash. He's worked for big business, and he's not a pure politician like Gore, Bush or Biden (or Obama). He's against the teachers' union, but likes unions of groups who "build things."