In front of several hundred on the campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Ohio Gov. John Kasich told the crowd that not only policy positions, but that his touch with voters is what makes him the one most likely to win the White House for the GOP in November.
“Great leaders don’t drive people into depression and they don’t divide people,” Kasich said. “Great leaders bring people together and respect the differences that exist in one another.”
The visit to Sacred Heart comes as Kasich finds himself in a distant third in delegates. The stretch of states however, may in fact favor him over the next two weeks.
In a state like Connecticut , known for moderate Republicans, Kasich predicts he will win some of the 28 delegates at stake.
“I think we’re going to get delegates here for sure but I think it’s a matter of how many,” he said.
One comment that stood out during his hour of questions and answers was a nod to arguably the biggest political and economic story in Connecticut.
General Electric announced in January that it will leave its Fairfield headquarters for Boston after months of back and forth with Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration.
GE didn’t specifically mention the state’s tax climate but both Wall Street and political observers said Connecticut has become a less tan tax friendly state in recent years.
Kasich said during Friday’s event, “I happen to believe in lower income taxes, oh my aren’t we in Connecticut? Isn’t that interesting and I think the income tax is through the roof and if I read about another company that’s threatening to leave Connecticut, the proof is in the pudding.”