Republican presidential candidate John Kasich weighed in this afternoon on super PACs, both one supporting him and those supporting key rivals Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. As he finished a town hall in Greenland, New Hampshire Kasich launched into a condemnation of negative ads, including a negative ad aired by the super PAC supporting him. He described himself as “outraged” by that negative ad aired by his super PAC, which he first saw this morning and “thrilled” that they have instead aired a “positive” ad. He then called for his “good friend Chris Christie and Jeb Bush” to “take their negative nonsense off television.”
As Kasich then tried to end his town hall a man showed him a pile of negative mail attacking Kasich. As he rifled through them Kasich facetiously growled “I sided with Ooobammaa! Aahgghh!”
Kasich did not stop to talk with reporters afterwards, only calling out “I’ve said it all, all I need to say” when asked about his comments as he briskly strode onto his campaign bus.
Here’s how it went:
Update – Photo Gallery:
Our photo gallery from Kasich’s Greenland town hall is here.