John Kasich http://wvxu.org en Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention? http://wvxu.org/post/could-portman-or-kasich-be-nominee-cleveland-convention <p></p><p>Ok, so Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention.</p><p><em>Hooray for you, </em>Republicans in Cincinnati say wearily, after trying and failing to win the big prize for the Queen City.</p><p>Now, the question is, who will come out of that convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as the GOP nominees for president and vice president?</p><p>There is a possibility – slim, at this point, but a possibility – that the first presidential nominating convention to be held in Ohio in 80 years will nominate an Ohioan, either for president or vice president.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29093 at http://wvxu.org Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention? Will the Ohio governor's race be competitive? Answer: Nobody really knows http://wvxu.org/post/will-ohio-governors-race-be-competitive-answer-nobody-really-knows <p>Should supporters of Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, be dancing in the streets over an independent poll released last week, that had Kasich with a 15 percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald.</p><p>Or should they, as Ohio Democrats believe, hold off on their “happy dance,” with over five months left before election day?</p><p>It depends on how seriously you take polls in election campaigns. It depends on how much you believe in the power of money in politics.</p> Sun, 18 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26818 at http://wvxu.org Will the Ohio governor's race be competitive? Answer: Nobody really knows Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-politics-chat-presidential-politics-and-little-baseball <p>WVXU's politics reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of an Ohio or Kentucky candidate being nominated for president if the GOP convention comes to Cincinnati in 2016. And, of course, a little baseball talk on the Reds' Opening Day.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:54:32 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24909 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president http://wvxu.org/post/gop-convention-here-might-end-nominating-neighbor-president <p>Alright, let’s assume for the moment that Cincinnati does land the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention.</p><p>What would the chances be that the eventual nominee of the GOP turns out to be from Ohio, the host state, or right across the river in Kentucky?</p><p>It’s a long shot, but by no means outside the realm of possibility.</p><p>Despite having an Electoral College map that works decidedly against them, the Republicans seemingly have more potential 2016 presidential contenders than Heinz has varieties.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24823 at http://wvxu.org A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president Will GOP voting changes fire up Democratic base in Ohio? http://wvxu.org/post/will-gop-voting-changes-fire-democratic-base-ohio <p>In politics, if you have the numbers, you get to make the rules.</p><p>In Ohio, the Republicans have the numbers – they control both the Ohio House and Senate, they have one of their own in the governor’s office, John Kasich, and a Republican as the state’s chief elections officer, Secretary of State John Husted.</p><p>What Kasich, Husted and the legislature have done in recent weeks is to wield that power to make some rather big changes in the early voting system Ohio has used since 2006.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23696 at http://wvxu.org Will GOP voting changes fire up Democratic base in Ohio?