Who do Ohioans have to thank for John Kasich's ambitions to make a career out of politics? Richard Nixon, of course.
Kasich's December 1970 meeting in the Oval Office took place the same week as Nixon's famous photo op with Elvis Presley. Kasich got more than a handshake: Told he'd have five minutes, he got 20. This meeting steered Kasich toward a career in government—which ended up being 18 years in Congress and now the governorship.
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