John Kasich is the Governor of Ohio, who has been in office since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party, and he previously served as an Ohio member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001.
Recently, Kasich made his first political appearance in New Hampshire in more than a decade.
The New Hampshire primary, of course, is the first primary election held in the United States and the second step following the Iowa Caucuses in choosing the Democratic and Republican nominees for the presidency, states 2016newhampshireprimary.com.
Kasich said that real leaders shouldn’t worry about polls, states the-review.com.
“If you don’t like it, I guess that’s your problem and not mine, because I’m going to do it,” the 62-year-old former congressman told New Hampshire voters and political dignitaries gathered at St. Anselm College on Tuesday.
The comment was regarding programs that set aside state contracts for minority entrepreneurs.
Kasich’s blunt style showed his two-day swing through New Hampshire, reportedly designed to assess his political strength as he considers a 2016 Republican presidential bid.
While he is largely unknown in N.H., his unique approach to politics could be attractive to New Hampshire voters, who value candidates with an independent streak.
Will Kasich run for President?
“I’m taking no options off the table in terms of my future,” Kasich, 62, declared earlier in South Carolina.
Above is a a video of an interview of John Kasich from February 27, 2011, on unions and collective bargaining.