Engaged in a tussle with New Jersey Governor Chris Chris Christie and former Florida governor Jeb Bush for a “top tier” finish in the New Hampshire primary, Ohio Governor John Kasich emphasized his ability to lead and work cooperatively and without rancor as a distinguishing feature worthy of voters attention. Held in Bedford, Kasich’s 100th New Hampshire town hall drew an audience of about 300 people. That’s a solid crowd for Kasich, and higher than the many previous Kasich town halls I’ve attended, but less than the crowds drawn by many of his rivals.
During the Q&A portion a man rose to praise Kasich’s attributes, which he described as including character, integrity and competence. This prompted a lengthy rumination by Kasich on his candidacy, his prospects and his reasons for running.
Here is Kasich’s full town hall: