Ohio Governor John Kasich doesn’t think political parties are going to be around much longer. The Republican governor told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that he thinks “political parties are on their way out.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that political parties are “on their way out.” He said that his state is “more united” than it once was — and that there’s a reason for that.
“You know why?” Kasich said. “Because I’m not playing that stupid political game. And I think political parties are on their way out, essentially. Sanders is talking about reconstructing the Democratic Party. I think people care less about party. They want action and things done.”
Kasich said Americans must “believe in ourselves” and focus on “common humanity” rather than differences. Those are the themes of his new book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United.” Kasich described the book as a “cry of the heart.”
The Ohio Republican has a point. Americans want action. They are becoming disillusioned with the status-quo. One of President Trump’s main appeals to people during his campaign was that he wasn’t a politician. Many of his supporters decided to vote for him simply because he was a political outsider.
Governor John Kasich then went on to talk about President Trump. Kasich has been critical of Trump in the past, but he said the president has done some things that he has liked. Kasich said he thought that President Trump did a good job at dealing with Syria following the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people.
Kasich says President Trump is still learning how to be an elected official. Unlike many people who have criticized the president, Kasich seems a bit more understanding. He says there is “a big learning curve.”
It’s unlikely that political parties will disappear overnight. One thing is for sure though: more and more Americans are growing tired of hearing from career politicians and those who put their party before the people.