Kasich: If We Had Been Glowing Things Up in Ohio, the Press Would Have Been Here

‘Not many national reporters wanted to come out here and cover something that was going well, I mean, if we had been blowing things up, they would have been here’

KASICH: "Well, first of all, there’s nothing wrong with a person being embarrassed who has been in the spotlight for a long time. I mean, I rather not be embarrassed, Chris, but, you know, life is short and the more we keep our feet on the ground, the better it is. In terms of being on the stage in that big debate, I’d like to be there, but, you know, this debate comes six months before the selection of a single delegate. And, you know, what I’ve been focusing on is out there in the grassroots and as I think you know, I’m now running third in New Hampshire, which is a very important part of my political future. And we’ll see what happens. I would like to be there. And we just have to wait and see how all these polls work out. And, look, you know, as it relates to the polls, you know, I was — I’m governor of Ohio. I wasn’t traveling around the country trying to make a name for myself. I was just trying to take care of Ohio. And not many national reporters wanted to come out here and cover something that was going well. I mean, if we had been blowing things up, they would have been here. But, you know, everything is fine. You know, I’m very pleased with where we are and I’ve enjoyed being out with the folks."

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