When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm.
In 1978, John Kasich embarked on a political journey that would take him from the Ohio State Senate to the highest reaches of government and a run at the White House. Along the way, he became known for his no-nonsense style, his unsinkable work ethic, and his unflagging belief in God. In 1988, Kasich embarked on another, more personal journey---this time in the company of a half-dozen friends and a Methodist minister who banded together to form a Bible study group in Columbus, Ohio.
John Kasich calls it like he sees it. A former long-time U.S. congressman, a respected author, and popular television host, Kasich has been around the neighborhood a few times. In his first book, Courage Is Contagious, he celebrated the under-the-radar accomplishments of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change America. Now, in Stand for Something, he tackles head-on the erosion of long-standing, hard-earned values upon which our nation is built.
"John Kasich Takes A Stand And The Listener Wins"
Does the United States still have the ability — or the will — to be the undisputed global leader, a role it has held since World War II?
Americans are relying on leaders in Washington to fix health care, not engage in yet another unproductive partisan standoff.
"20 Years after Reform, Welfare Is Still Broken" is from the August 21, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by John Kasich and narrated by Kristi Burns.