Things have been going very well in Ohio since Governor John Kasich took office. There has been robust job growth, among the best in the Midwest. Over the summer, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the state’s credit rating from “negative” to “stable,” citing positive employment growth and Kasich’s balanced budget.
When a reporter asked Kasich on Wednesday whether he thought President Obama deserved some of the credit for Ohio’s turnaround, his answer was… well, it certainly wasn’t delivered in self-serving politician-speak.
Note that Kasich is readily willing to concede a point that frightens the President and his apologists to death: that some of the decline in unemployment is due to people dropping out of the workforce entirely.