Ohio Gov. John Kasich: I’m Waiting For God To Tell Me To Run For President

Unlike in 2012 when such claims were made by Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum, so far none of the declared GOP presidential candidates have explicitly said that God told them to run for president. That may soon change. Politico reports:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich continued to signal his increasing interest in running for president Sunday, saying he’s waiting for a signal from God before making the call. “My family is a consideration,” the Republican governor said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Number two, the most important thing is, what does the Lord want me to do with my life?” While he awaits that clarity, Kasich said he’s been active on the trail just in case. “I’m not going to figure [it] out laying in bed, hoping lightning strikes,” he said.

  • LovesIrony

    God says to fuck off loser

  • Sam_Handwich

    Ben Carson said a few months ago that he could feel God FINGERING him

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/carson-presidential-run-god-fingers/

    • Reality.Bites

      Sounds like God’s spent some time in prison.

    • Chucktech

      Jesus, god is such a perv…

    • Nic Peterson

      Uh, for Catholics that’s a feature not a bug.

  • Macbill

    Plenty of room in the Clown Car.

  • Desmond Rutherford

    “…what does the Lord want me to do with my life?”

    How old is this guy? Does he know that 6 year olds can’t stand for the Presidency?

  • Queequeg

    What a high opinion people like this have of themselves. They believe, or at least pretend to believe, that there is a god so powerful that he made the entire universe, yet petty enough to tell some clown that he should run for president of one country on one planet in the vast universe.
    On the other hand, the thought of Kasich being stricken by lightning in his own bed is an amusing image.

  • disqus_oCvsL5SBJH

    Delusional. What if god is just fucking with him to humble him and show him how he needs to stop being an asshole?

  • Bj Lincoln

    This thought process and beliefs are why I left Ohio. The ‘Bible belt’ is so wide it sucks up the entire state.
    He would have better luck with the lighting.

    • fuow

      We’d have better luck if that lightening bolt struck. He’s one of the worst of the rethugs – much of the harm he’s done has been done relatively quietly.

    • fuzzybits

      There’s still a few islands of sanity in this state,Columbus,Athens,and Yellow Springs.

  • Todd20036

    Given how God was 0-5 in the last election cycle, I’d give God’s recommendations with a hint of skepticism. But heck, if he sends you a letter with fiery letters that don’t burn, I’d take him seriously then

    • fuow

      Of course, it’s also possible that the christian ‘god’ is so appalled by the rethugs that it decided to put the bug in the ear of the least electable amongst them, just to protect us.
      I have never seen how christians get a ‘personal god’ out of the Jewish G-D. Never. Anybody wanna help us out there?

  • NMNative

    I hear voices, they tell me what to do.
    Sounds completely insane to me. Perhaps medication and a good therapist instead of a run for president is in order.

  • Herald

    Interesting how they always hear what they want to, do what they want to, and then blame it on their god.

  • oikos
    • TomF.

      The version I’ve heard is “When you talk to God, it’s praying. When God talks to you it’s psychosis.”

      • oikos

        I’ve seen that one, but think this one to be more accurate. 🙂

        • grada3784

          Not necessarily. I heard God once. And only once. It was the night of my last drunk; I had a BAC of 0.19. It’s one of the few things I remember from that night.

          Whether it was really God or just me at the end of my rope and reaching for survival, the important thing is that I haven’t had a drink or mood altering drug since.

          • oikos

            He never answered my prayers when I was bowing before his altar as a drunken young man promising I would never drink again.

            http://images.rapgenius.com/99e6b42ae869a633851f0b3fd4b4c824.264x300x1.jpg

          • grada3784

            The porcelain god almost always says no. After all, it’s usually pretty pissed.

            Besides you didn’t have the mandatory shiny bracelets on.

          • oikos

            Damn, I knew I was doing it wrong, even with my ‘offerings.’

  • Bill_Perdue

    Republicans are demented religious nuts. It defines their party.

    Just as it defines Hillary Clinton.

    “In fact, Clinton’s God talk is more complicated—and more deeply rooted—than either fans or foes would have it, a revelation not just of her determination to out-Jesus the GOP, but of the powerful religious strand in her own politics. Over the past year, we’ve interviewed dozens of Clinton’s friends, mentors, and pastors about her faith, her politics, and how each shapes the other. And while media reports tend to characterize Clinton’s subtle recalibration of tone and style as part of the Democrats’ broader move to recapture the terrain of “moral values,” those who know her say there’s far more to it than that.

    Through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the Fellowship. Her collaborations with right-wingers such as Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) grow in part from that connection.” http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/09/hillarys-prayer-hillary-clintons-religion-and-politics

    • oikos

      Your views have been heard, weighed, measured, and found wanting.

      http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/55120935.jpg

      • barracks9

        To paraphrase: Full of sound and fury and signifying (less than) nothing.

        • motordog

          …and not just today…but also tomorrow…and tomorrow…etc.

          • Bill_Perdue

            I’m reliably correct. You’re reliably rightwing.

          • motordog

            …?

      • Bill_Perdue

        Awww, the little quisling and his friends are upset. Good.

        • anonymous

          More magazines? We think so.

      • Bill_Perdue

        Apparently you’re wrong, as usual, Quisling. See below.

        • oikos

          I see Baddog has better articulated your message with his graphic below, other than that your posts are the usual incoherent ramblings of someone off of their medication.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Apparently you’re wrong, as usual, Quisling. See below.

          • oikos

            zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • Reality.Bites

        Wouldn’t you think someone trying to organize others to bring about the kind of changes he claims to want would spend more time with them and less time with us?

        We’re clearly beyond redemption – so much so that right-wing trolls never stick around, but Bill keeps grinding it out, preaching to the unrepentant sinners instead of to those whose minds are open.

        Bill, you’re not an activist for your cause. You’re just a contrarian troll.

        • oikos

          I don’t think he has ever organized anything. He’s probably hiding in a trailer in the desert with his keyboard warrior uniform on (track suit) hoping that his tinfoil hat fools the navigation tracking on Obama’s drone.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Quisling vomits for us.

          • Reality.Bites

            Isn’t it a little bit odd that with all his boilerplate text at his fingertips, there’s not one that lists any of the things he’s done in his life?

          • oikos

            I would think he would proudly list his accomplishments (if there were any) to bolster his proselytizing.

    • fuow

      Bill, there’s no question but what I’d prefer somebody to her left. Nixon, Eisenhower, Goldwater, St. Ronnie Rayguns were all significantly further left on just about everything.
      That said – we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one side we have a woman who wishes gay men no ill and has demonstrated her willingness to leave our transgender brothers and sisters alone.
      On the other side we have people who hate us, have promised to harm us and who want to force our transgender brothers and sisters to live out their lives in the wrong body.
      I very much understand how annoying religious people can be (and nearly always are). There are studies showing that the most fundagelical think in the same way as do the other most annoying group – atheists.
      It’s not a sign of mental hygiene to run around claiming one can prove a negative, it’s definitely a sign of schizophrenia when one asserts to be acting on the ‘voices’ one hears in one’s head.
      We’re stuck with her. Show me a genuine alternative for 2016 and I’ll run with it. By genuine alternative, I mean somebody who can win.

      • Bill_Perdue

        You’re stuck with her. If HRH HRClinton or a Republican wins, the LGBT communities lose.

        Leftists will use the campaign to educate and organize and that’s how we and workers will win.

        • BaddogLtd

          O.K. Bill, so the continuation of the equation, and correct me if I’m wrong would be:

          • Bill_Perdue

            Rabid puppy has 2 cents worth.

          • fuow

            Bill, I understand how frustrating American politics is – but those of us asking are raising a valid point:
            What’s the alternative for 2016? Most gays (the log cabinettes don’t count) don’t vote. Those of us who do, vote in a 3:1 margin for that candidate among the two most likely to win who is least likely to harm us.
            It’s a fair question.

          • Bill_Perdue

            The alternative is not electoral because this not a democracy. Here’s proof positive. “A new scientific study from Princeton researcher Martin Gilens and Northwestern researcher Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

            For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often. It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, ‘the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.’ In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.”
            http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/new_study_finds_the_us_is_not_a_democracy_so_what_is_it_20140417
            Former US Senator Gary Hart “Our Founders created a republic and, being keen students of the history of republics beginning with Athens, they knew that placing special and narrow interests ahead of the common good and the commonwealth was the corruption that destroyed republics. They feared this kind of corruption as the greatest danger to America’s success and survival.”
            “By this standard, today’s American Republic is massively corrupt. Every interest group in our nation has staff lobbyists and hires lobbying firms. Thousands of lobbying firms now penetrate the halls of Congress as well as all State capitols and city halls. Those same lobbying firms collect funds for election and re-election campaigns. In exchange, they have access to legislatures and administrations, those who write the laws and make the regulations.”

            “If the national presidency were to pass back and forth between two or three families in any Latin American nation we would call it an oligarchy.” http://time.com/3826278/gary-hart-dare-we-call-it-oligarchy/

            The alternative is to build mass movements for change.

          • Reality.Bites

            Which you have completely failed to do throughout your entire life.

            Not that I believe for a minute you ever tried.

          • Bill_Perdue

            We forced the pig LBJ out of office and helped do the same to Nixon. And Etc.

            On the other hand banksters like you created the crash of 2007 and the subsequent depression. Banksters are swine.

          • Bill_Perdue

            The other part of the answer if this: Democrats have never done anything for us unless they were forced. At best they’ve passed a few inadequate state bills and federally, after Obama pissed himself watching the 2009 National March for Equality, they passed the rarely used and totally inadequate hate crimes bill.

            The inevitable conclusion is that what creates change is not the Democrats or Republicans but mass movements and mass actions. In a non democracy like ours that’s our only viable strategy.

            DADT repeal doesn’t count – that was a measure to increase the pool of cannon fodder.

        • oikos

          Yeah, when’s that gonna happen? Which of your candidates have won state or Federal races? Still waiting for a list of your winning candidates and the offices they currently hold.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Keep on waiting, quisling. Leftists will use the campaign to educate and organize and that’s how we and workers will win.

          • oikos

            So you got nothing. Just what we all knew.

          • Bill_Perdue

            The left is proud that we have done nothing about electing right wing religious nuts, warmongers, racists and union busters, Quisling.

          • oikos

            No you are proud of it. You’ve accomplished nothing, making your bloviation an exercise in futility. You lecture us when you have no substantive accomplishments and cannot list a single state or federal office your candidates have ever won. Why would anyone take advice from a loser (aka republican) like yourself?

          • Bill_Perdue

            The subject is not about me, piglet, it’s about why you’re a quisling and a spineless coward.

          • sosotiredofbillperdue

            Stop being modest sweetie. It’s ALL about YOU and always will be.

          • Reality.Bites

            And yet, all you can point to is one sad little article from two years ago.

            And again, no accomplishments of your own. People are out there organizing and you’re wasting your time masturbating here.

          • sosotiredofbillperdue

            That’s right sweetie. You tell ’em, hon!

          • Reality.Bites

            Like his fellow true believers (the Christianists), Bill is counting on a utopia that will never happen in his time on earth. Unlike them, of course, Bill doesn’t expect to personally see that utopia after death, making him slightly less delusional.

          • Bill_Perdue

            There have been a lot of revolutions in the last hundred years. And we’ll have one in North American which means you’have to ask Bush if you can stay at his ranch in Paraguay.

            Don’t worry, he takes care of this friends.

          • Reality.Bites

            Oh please – in Canada we can’t even elect an NDP government at the federal level. We’re MILES ahead of you, having elected literally thousands of socialists at all levels of government – and yet, we’re nowhere near a revolution.

            If a revolution ever comes to the United States it’s going to be one where you and me are both among the first to be shot.

            Just what fucking drugs are you on that you equate a middle-class, left-of-centre Canadian with the Bushes?

            Hate me all you want, Bill, but maybe you could stop lying through your fucking teeth. It would help your cause.

          • Bill_Perdue

            You’ll enjoy Paraguay, bankster.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Oh, the drama.

            Bill hates me!!!1!!!

            Bill wants to murder me!!!1!!!

            “Bill_Perdue Reality.Bites •
            More mindless hate filled Democrat garbage from a sore loser.

            Reality.Bites Bill_Perdue • Why shouldn’t I hate you, Bill? You want me killed.

            Bill_Perdue Reality.Bites Why would I or anyone bother to kill you. You’re just a poor little rich kid whining about how the socialists are going to ruin things for all the poor little rich kids. http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2014/09/bill-clinton-to-keynote-hrc-gala.html

            The strongest emotion I have for you is to be nauseated by your ugly greed, your whining and and your mindless right wing politics. You’re a non-entity who lives a worthless life.

      • joe ho

        lol. there you go again mischaracterizing modern atheists.

        are your referring to richard dawkins? sam harris? steven pinker? sean carroll?

        none of them claim categorically that there is no god. they claim there is no credible evidence at the present time for believing in anything supernatural much less the gods and demons of the holy books.

        which is also your position. the only difference is that you claim that such evidence is impossible.

        why you insist on atheist bashing is beyond me, when the clear foe is religion. it seems to be a self-defeating strategy.

        and the haidt study you seem to be referring to about absolutist language in atheist writings was gravely flawed.

    • BaddogLtd

      So by definition what you’re saying is:

      • Bill_Perdue

        Rabid puppy has 2 cents worth

        • BaddogLtd

          Now Wilma, I enjoy your deranged ranting as much as the next fella but this article is about John Kasich. There’s a “Hookers for Hillary” article right over yonder, so please stay in the right lane, O.K, sweetie?

          • Bill_Perdue

            Rabid puppy loses has 2 cents worth. Poor, poor, rabid puppy.

      • Todd20036

        Don’t vote. The GOP will harm the LBGTs as much as the democrats. The SCOTUS justices picked by the GOP will do the same things to the LBGTs as justices picked by democrats, and it’s better to have no loaf at all than it is to have half a loaf. That’s pretty much it.

        • Bill_Perdue

          Democrats are the enemies of the LGBT communities. So are Republicans.

          Where is ENDA or a CRA We need a broader version of ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, cleansed of all the garbage added on by Democrats to appease the cults. ENDA or legislation like it has been around for over 40 years and in all that time the Democrats and Republicans have refused to pass it, confirming their status as parties dominated by bigots and those who pander to bigots.

          Even better, we need a robust federal Civil Rights Amendment covering public access, employment and housing for ourselves, people of color, women, trade unionists and immigrant and imported workers that makes it easy to sue and win and provides harsh penalties for offenders.

          We aren’t going to get either from Democrats or Republicans. We’ll have to fight for our rights and create a militant mass movement politically independence from Democrats and Republicans. They’re hustlers on the make and except for trawling for votes and money they don’t give a damn about civil rights and civil liberties.

          • Todd20036

            You really want ENDA? Even after the religious exemptions Congress would keep attaching?
            The exemptions will neuter ENDA to the point of uselessness.
            I’m for adding the 4 words to the Civil Rights Act.

          • Bill_Perdue

            The problems with ENDA were put there by Democrats. We don’t want their quisling ENDA, but a broader ENDA or CRA.

            “I’m for adding the 4 words to the Civil Rights Act.” That’s been proposed for 40 years also and Democrat haven’t done it.

            Democrats are the party of NO when it comes to LGBT rights.

    • Reality.Bites

      You too, far more than Clinton, have a demented belief system that defines you. You rave far more than any teavangical.

      • Bill_Perdue

        For quislings, calls for LGBT rights are raving.

  • fuow

    Oh, I don’t know – there’s a lot to be said for lightening strikes, no?

  • PopChips

    I like “the devil made me do it”. And, it seems more appropriate with Republican candidates.

  • motordog

    Sadly, even when they lose, it does nothing to shake them from their delusion. It usually goes something like “yes, I may have lost, but clearly god wanted me to lose so I could learn a lesson or possibly teach someone else something through that loss. It’s all part of god’s ineffable plan! Halleluiah! Glory!”

    • Chucktech

      “That sneaky ol’ jesus was just fuckin’ with me.”

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Which nicely and appropriately steers us back to your previous Susan B. Anthony quote. All things = ‘them’ being told to do what they already wanted to. Never any growth from the selfish, childish self-centrism, that humans are ‘supposed’ to grow out of and so many never seem to……

  • shellback

    Please, hold your breath until HE decides.

    • MarkOH

      Amen

      • oikos

        You left the r off that.

        • Brian in Valdosta

          Mmmmmmm ramen.

  • Philly Mike

    I don’t want any person as president who can not make up their own mind.

  • Clive Johnson

    -How exactly does this communication from “the Lord” work?

    -Doesn’t it raise questions that this Lord also tells others to run for President?

    -Are you competent to run for office if in one of the most important decisions of your life you rely upon supposed telepathic communication with a mystical being? Doesn’t this strike you as even a little odd?

    -If you rolled dice, consulted your cat, or played Magic 8 ball, would this produce any less reliable results than if you prayed to this Lord?

    • oikos

      He’s on twitter now

      • Lawerence Collins

        Watch out. Or you’ll have bloody Billy mocking you.

    • TomF.

      It’s really baffling that God told four (4) different candidates to run in the last presidential election. AND all four never ended up running against another candidate. Was God having them on, hoping they would squander millions of dollars in fruitless campaigns? What gives?
      Anyway, I am sure Kasich won’t waste time waiting for lightning to strike. Considering how much he’s fucked up the unions and the working stiffs of NE Ohio (Democratic stronghold, y’know, so fuck ’em) he knows how to keep busy making trouble. I hope God tells him to run and thus squander millions of dollars of donor money. Hillary will mop the floor with him.

      • William

        God loves a good laugh. That Perry “Oops” had him in stitches.

      • grada3784

        God’s got a wild sense of humor.

        • In the end Job saw the humor in it all…

          • grada3784

            That was just the result of God accepting a triple dog dare.

            And after all, you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs.

            After all, if a God can’t have some fun tormenting his most faithful followers, just how is he supposed to amuse himself? Go to Gamblers Anonymous?

    • Chucktech

      At least a magic 8 ball is a real thing.

    • 2patricius2

      As I recall, Pat Robertson decided that when he prayed for a hurricane to pass his part of the coastline back in the eighties, and the hurricane did, that that was a sign from God that he wanted Pat to run. So Pat renounced his ordination to the ministry and ran and didn’t get very far in the primaries. Then somehow Pat reclaimed his ordination in private, and cashed in some more on his diamond mines and gullible viewers.

  • motordog

    I’ve posted this quote before, but it bears repeating…

    “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”

    – Susan B. Anthony

    • Bill_Perdue

      Tell Hillary.

    • William

    • Nychta

      One of my favorites, along with this from Zora Neale Hurston: “Gods always behave like the people who make them.”

    • MichaelJ

      It also can coincide with people realizing they might have a chance. If Kasich decides that he is able to attract enough political support and fat-cat funding to sustain a campaign, I am sure God will be speaking to him.

  • WNY

    If you hear voices telling you what to do then you need to be getting on some type of medication- not running for President.

  • Gustav2

    Even though he is now completely, totally Evangelical, those voices in his head are his ego and his pollster. And just in case you didn’t know, he single handedly balanced the US budget in the 90’s. lol

    Oh, and he wants to keep the Medicaid expansion and kill ObamaCare. THAT would be a miracle.

    Delusional.

  • joe ho

    one day religious belief will probably be classified as a mental disorder.

    • Nic Peterson

      Nevertheless, I will light a candle for him tonight. The Rupublican clown car has a few seats left. Hopefully Kuthulu will agree.

    • OrliJoe in Fla

      From your mouth to god’s ears! oh. wait. never mind.

  • BobSF_94117

    I know the youngsters on here won’t believe it, but this sort of nonsense would have ended a political career back in the 70s.

    • fuow

      Yup.
      Truly devout Christians and Jews would have thought – Matthew 6:6 and that would have been that.

      • Nuff Said

        Just saying ….

        Jews would NOT have thought Matthew 6:6 …

        • fuow

          The basis is to be found in Judaism, going far, far back.
          I was just using Matthew 6:6 because it’s a quick reference…..

  • Jeff

    He and two other state officials, Mandel and DeWine, all got elected because the wingnuts voted in droves. If God is really responsible for Kasich being governor of Ohio, then damn God and people who didn’t care enough to vote.

    • fuow

      Meanwhile, gay men and young women stayed home in droves.
      That’s our real problem.

      • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

        It’s going to get worse. The Republicans in Ohio just passed a law that was going to make it much more difficult for college students to vote because they know that vote skews heavily toward Dems. And precincts by campuses were already where there were the most “irregularities” during the last two elections. Ironically, it was Kasich himself that vetoed this. The Democrats in Ohio seem to be completely inept and powerless to stop any GOP election-rigging.

        http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/04/01/ohio-transportation-bill.html

  • Reality.Bites

    Someone with a good memory – has any “God told me to run” ever won the Republican nomination?

    • disqus_oCvsL5SBJH

      Ronald Reagan?

      • fuow

        No, that decision was made by Nancy’s astrologer. So, blame it on Jupiter or Saturn.

        • grada3784

          They were gods once too.

          • motordog

            Now they’re yelling at Mohammad and Jesus to “get off my lawn, you rotten kids!”

          • Nuff Said

            If a god/dess loses all of his/her believers, does that mean s/he is no longer a god/dess?

          • grada3784

            Depends on whether you believe the Apollo episode of Star Trek:TOS.

          • motordog

            Don’t know if you’re a fan of Star Trek or not…but I found that there are several fan-based projects to continue the franchise. I only bring this up because you mentioned the Apollo episode, and one of these projects actually made a sequel to that very episode. It’s pretty good, too, and they even got the original actor who played Apollo to reprise his role! Check it out…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G-ziTBAkbQ

          • fuow

            Still are.

          • grada3784

            Addressed in Star Trek:TOS Apollo episode.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Refuses to take his anti-psychotics, clearly.

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      Actually, there have been rumors for years around Ohio that Kasich is kind of “off” and that his staff keeps it well hidden. Supposedly (unsubstantiated rumor) he freaked out the flight attendants once by his behavior.

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Dear Ohio Gov. John Kasich, This is god. You should run for president. There can never be enough nutjobs on the GOP ticket. For I love ALL people and not just the one’s that make me comfortable.

  • bkmn

    There are mental health care facilities available in Ohio, please check into one.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    Everyone, please read this extremely well-written article. Such a wonderful takedown of this whole stoopid mess involving religion (or pseudoreligion) in politics.

    http://www.salon.com/2015/04/19/marco_rubios_deranged_religion_ted_cruzs_bizarre_faith_our_would_be_presidents_are_god_fearing_clowns/

  • William

    I want to see these guys at a four-way stop sign.

    • LonelyLiberal

      Could you not put “those guys” and “four-way” in the same sentence? Because I’d like to keep down everything I’ve eaten in the last few days.

    • pj

      the one on the right goes first

      • Nuff Said

        Who’s right?

        • pj

          yes

  • JalapeñoBusiness

    Hey Kasich, while you’re on the burning bush with God, please ask Him what ever happened to my 1977, Marlboro red, Ford 150, three on the tree, Tonneau top and white mag wheels. I loved that truck! I would love to have it back!

    • RoFaWh

      It’s long since been junked and the remains sent to China to be re-smelted.

      — Gawd

      • JalapeñoBusiness

        I don’t like that answer, so like the GoFundamentalists, I’ll just keep praying until I get an answer that I like. Thanks.

  • Chucktech

    Kasich: “If all you seek is money without values, you’re bankrupt.”

    No you fucking aren’t! You’re simply monied with no values, that’s all.

  • Ninja0980

    Don’t we throw people in mental hospitals for ideas like that?

    • Nuff Said

      Not since Reagan emptied out all the mental hospitals.

  • Queequeg

    God has been too busy getting Tim Tebow back into the NFL. Wait your turn, Kasich.

  • Schlukitz

    Simply amazing how many of our politicians seem to have direct phone lines to God. Verizon and Ma Bell must be working overtime.

    • JalapeñoBusiness

      I hope they’re on the unlimited data plan!

      • Schlukitz

        ;-0

  • Justin

    It’s good that he’s waiting.

  • Jeffrey

    “Run for president, John!” -Baby Jesus

  • Emma Duncan

    I like to think about the outrage that would occur, if a democrat said that God “wanted me to run”

  • 2patricius2

    Keep waiting, John. Keep waiting. But don’t forget to take your medication for those pesky voices.

    Also, remember all the other candidates who listened to God tell them to run, only to crash and burn in the end? If God told them to run, beware the wicked humor of that God who likes to see the spectacle and laugh.

    • Nuff Said

      God tells all the crazy Republicans to run because he wants to make sure a Democrat will win.

  • Rob

    John needs to record that message from God on his iphone.

  • Mildred Pierce

    the years have not been kind …… he looks old old old………

  • Who was the last person to claim God wanted them to run to actually win? Did W claim that? Possibly, since he was born again, but if not….? Surely not Reagan, who never went to church despite creating the unholy alliance between fiscal conservatives and evangelicals. Surely not Ford or Nixon or Eisenhower. Why does God only tell losers to run?

  • TheManicMechanic

    You’re waiting for enough PAC money.

  • justmeeeee

    God’s already got his man, and it’s not a man. So long, suckers!

  • Tor

    God always likes a practical joke.

  • Kissmagrits

    I’m going to play the role of God today, Governor Kasich.

    “Run for the office of the president already, ya fuckin’ yutz! And wear the big floppy shoes and your orange wig.”

    And NBC’s “Meet the Press” is long overdue for a new name:
    “Meet the Perps”

  • smokes70

    KEEP WAITING!!!

  • Richard

    I’m sure God told all of them to run so the rest of us could have fun watching the circus…

  • TexPlant

    Amazing how many people who God tells to run for president end up losing.

  • Secure

    He’s waiting to feel God’s fingers just like Ben Carson.

  • 2karmanot

    “I’m Waiting For God To Tell Me To Run For President” Sorry honey, She just ain’t that in to you.

  • charemor

    Better watch out John. I thought I heard the voice of god once, but it turns out that I had gone to bed drunk and left the radio on.

  • Bj Lincoln

    From what I understand, the people of Ohio are not happy with their choice last election. I guess he has made a mess out of things and screwed the average person on taxes and wages. That’s what they get for voting GOP.
    I say, if the guy can’t run one damn state, he sure as shit can’t run the whole nation. Look what happened when Bush 2 cheated his way into office. Texass was way down on the list of major achievements, the economy was tanking and their education scores were at the bottom. He then drove the country off a cliff and took as much money as he could for himself and friends.

  • anne marie in philly

    well, john, you gonna be waitin’ til hell freezes over cause there AIN’T NO GOD!

  • TexasBoy

    People have been waiting over 2000 years for God to actually say anything. Imaginary voices in your head don’t count.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    I think we established during the last Presidential election that God had big sense of humor. Almost all of the GOP’s stated GOD told them to run. But I’m quite disappointed in GOD, he’s spending entirely too much time with the GOP dimwits and not enough time helping those who actually need help.