By Zuying Zhu
MI First Election
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, came to Michigan State University on Feb. 15.
In Michigan, Kasich got six polls, counted by Inside Michigan Politics. He is ahead of Jeb Bush. Donald Trump is taking the lead in the Michigan Republican presidential primary.
Kasich told an audience at the MSU Union that he runs as a Republican but is not a slave to the Republican ideology.
“I use the Republican ideology but it does not use me,” said Kasich.
“He was not afraid to make it clear when his own views differed from the rest of the Republican party. I have an even better opinion of him now,” said Andy Hones, a freshman in media and information.
John Antishin, a junior in international relations and political theory and constitutional democracy said, “Right now, a lot of politicians are slaves to their party but he claims not to be.”
Antishin said “When compared with other Republican candidates who are aggressive, he is a respectful guy. I love the campaign that he is running.” Antishin said that as an independent, he actually does not like a lot of things about Republican positions.
Kasich gave the students advice. “When others tell you that you do not have experiences, you should tell them what you could do and push back,” he said.
“You have to ask the grown-ups to help you get into the door. They love helping young people. The networking is really important. Get out of the comfort zone and ask people.”
When being asked about the gay discrimination, Kasich said, “If I see discrimination in anything, I am willing to do what I can, whether it is executive or legislation.”
John Kasich has mentioned that medical care needs to be reformed but still exist in United States.
“I just tried to do the best I can,” said Kasich.
Rachel Cara, who is a Michigan resident in healthy industry. “I heard about the Kasich appearance on the news,” said Cara. “He is positive, and he has a good value than other candidate after listening to his debate. I love him most and I am going to continue to support him in the election.”