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Interesting development in the Ohio Governor's race on Monday.  John Kasich whiffed on national radio.  Only minutes before a scheduled appearance on NPR's "Talk of the Nation," Kasich bailed.  My letter to the Columbus Dispatch on the subject appears below.  Other Ohioans are welcome to let their local media know.

To the editor:

The front-page headline in Monday's Dispatch claimed "Kasich confident but not letting up" (10/25).  Given what happened just before noon on Monday, it probably should have read "Kasich over-confident and not going on."

Only 10 minutes before he was supposed to appear with Gov. Strickland  on National Public Radio's call-in show "Talk of the Nation," Rep. Kasich dropped out "because he did not want to take questions from callers."

With a week to go before the election, I had tuned in to WOSU, because I wanted to hear what these two men had to say.  Kasich's non-appearance spoke volumes.

Since Kasich doesn't want voters' questions, I have to question whether he really wants our votes.

He's definitely not getting mine.

J.B. Lawton III

Originally posted to JBLIII on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 08:41 PM PDT.

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