I understand the appeal of voting for people who have never held public office. I, too, believe in a ‘citizen government.’ However, there is much to be said for one who has the correct experience for a particular task. Consider Donald Trump. Mr. Trump is a very successful businessman. It is unquestioned that he is at the top of his profession. Yet he did not start at the top; he gained his level of success through years of hard work and experience. Same with Dr. Ben Carson. You can be sure Dr. Carson did not begin performing delicate and complicated brain surgeries on Day One of his career. He had years of training and experience that enabled him to perform at this level. So why would one automatically dismiss someone with governmental experience, especially one who is running for the country’s top position?
One candidate in particular has received very little consideration: Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He has experience balancing both federal and state budgets, he knows how Washington works and he has foreign-policy experience by virtue of his time on the Armed Services Committee. He recently announced his economic plan, which consists of balancing the budget in eight years, cutting taxes for families and businesses, reigning in burdensome federal regulations, increasing domestic-energy production, and returning major federal responsibilities to our states and local communities, where they can be carried out more efficiently and responsively.
Mr. Kasich has tremendously valuable experience that should not be dismissed. He is worthy of voters’ consideration.