Ever since John Kasich piled up a 60 pct. landslide victory over Donald Trump (3 votes to 2) in Dixville Notch, Coos County, N. H. in the flagship round of the Republican primaries, there's been no dimming of the Ohio governor's moonbeams in his good-will journey of boasts and Bibles.
Moonbeams? Even as he finished dead last in Nevada and a new poll showed him behind Trump in Ohio, his cup-bearers have concocted a new commercial called "Never Give Up" to be aired in Vermont for Heaven's sake. It's heroic thematic line: "Like the people who make America great, John Kasich never gives up".
How nostalgic for those who can still hum "Moonlight in Vermont," don't you think?
The ad reviews his life of surviving adversity in a rusty Pennsylvania steel town to losing parents in a car crash. "He had faith to carry on." It also reviews his good deeds as congressman to balance budgets. Still his flagging campaign has produced Ohio's Man of LaMancha, tilting all windmills along the way with senior advisor John Weaver serving as his dutiful Sancho Panza.
"The best is yet to come," the ad tells us. But with a guy like Kasich, it would be too much to expect a little sunlight to filter through the boasts.