…and now starts Iowa Caucuses where contestants will be given close scrutiny and sorted out. And then…
Exhausting, these election horse races. Placing bets. Candidates stock market. Twiddly winks. Skip the stone. Bowling competition. Javelin throws. These sports hang on millimeters.
Most exhausting is also the dissection process. Each candidate’s character and personal choices are sliced and diced. Soon political staffers will find that one candidate cheated on a third grade math test. That’ll be enough to knock ‘im off presidential sprint (or marathon).
The names are stew-potted in a gooey sauce.
However, it seems to me that one candidate has been consistent in his political life: John Kasich. Gov. Kasich has performed responsibilities with honor, character, and kindness.
My sister Mary lives in Columbus, Ohio. A dear friend had two sons dying from untreatable genetic diseases. The older son had already died, and young “John” was not far from him. Mary and others helped with all the chores that slide by the wayside.
Gov. Kasich read or heard or…about “John”. Kasich began regular visits (once a week maybe) with this family. He sat down and held the boy’s hand; shared jokes, laughed; and, Gov. Kasich prayed with him.
No photographers or newspaper reporters around.
When John died, Gov. Kasich gave a touching eulogy in a small church, without TV station vans, local news…none.
I seriously doubt that many candidates, GOP or DNC, could write “Kindness” on their resumes.
This isn't an election promo (altho it could be taken as such); it is simply a telling of how a man did what he could for a dying child.