When John Kasich Met Richard Nixon


Who do Ohioans have to thank for John Kasich's ambitions to make a career out of politics? Richard Nixon, of course.

Via CNN:

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.

Go read the whole thing.

(Hat tip to @ssuttell)

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