The conniving Governor of Ohio John Kasich is just aghast at the new attack ad put out by his Super PAC New Day For America painting Ted Cruz as a pathological liar. While Kasich continues to stick around like a lingering case of herpes or a festering anal cyst badly in need of lancing, he doesn’t actually need to win the Wisconsin primary although a good showing will bolster his case for contending for the nomination at this summer’s brokered convention. So always trying to slyly take the high road Governor NAFTA is blasting his own super PAC over that bizarre attack video.Politico is reporting that “Kasich wants super PAC to pull ‘lyin’ Ted’ ad”:
John Kasich on Friday said he wants the super PAC supporting him to pull an ad that refers to Ted Cruz as “lyin’ Ted,” a frequent insult levied by Donald Trump against the Texas senator.
“I’ve talked to all the folks in my regular campaign and told them I’m very unhappy with the use of that word,” Kasich told reporters following a campaign stop in Hershey, Pennsylvania, referring to New Day for America’s 30-second spot featuring Cruz’s face and a nose that grows, eventually wrapping three times around the senator’s neck.
He added that he had also communicated his complaints to campaign manager John Weaver, who had used the term in a tweet earlier in the week.
“I don’t run that organization, but I’ve expressed my displeasure, and they’re going to — we can’t communicate with them directly — but I don’t like that word, and I’ve told them that,” Kasich continued. “And I said it last night on television, and I would hope that they will not use that word and they’ll take it down.”
While acknowledging that he cannot directly communicate with the group, he told reporters, “I’ve told my people to communicate that I’m very unhappy with that word.”
But Kasich left no confusion about where he stands on Cruz himself, alluding to an ad from pro-Cruz Trusted Leadership super PAC that alleged George Soros help bankroll his campaign. Kasich referred to a Wall Street Journal editorial published Thursday evening that characterized that and other tactics as a “smear.”
The thing with the anti-Cruz ad is that it’s so unique and sticks in your head so much that you just can’t un-see it – the spot conjures up memories of Peter Gabriel’s ultra-weird music video “Sledgehammer”. Kasich remains a slick operator though in trying to just blame it all on his propaganda arm and then denouncing it to look like the good guy when in actuality he is a down and dirty rat bastard who is looking to cheat both Donald Trump and Cruz out of the nomination this summer in Cleveland.
Note that Kasich had no similar expression remorse when his New Day for America was running that attack ad insinuating that Donald Trump was the second coming of Adolf Hitler last year.