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Letter to the Editor: A Buckeye belongs in the White House

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Gov. John Kasich speaks at his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 12 at the Southern Theatre in Columbus. Credit: Lantern File Photo

Gov. John Kasich speaks at his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 12 at the Southern Theatre in Columbus. Credit: Lantern File Photo

After completing his time as the president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes sat on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio State University. Serving one two-year term for the Board of Trustees, from 1881 to 1893, President Hayes is the only person affiliated with OSU to have sat in the White House. Our state has been called the “Mother of Presidents,” seeing eight individuals serve since our nation’s founding, but we’ve yet to send a graduate from the largest university in the state. It’s about time a Buckeye sits in the Oval Office, and we can make that happen with Gov. John R. Kasich.

Kasich has been serving the state of Ohio diligently as governor since 2010 and in Congress from 1983 to 2001. Now he’s ready to serve our great nation. This presents not only an amazing opportunity for the state of Ohio to continue as a political powerhouse for this nation but also a phenomenal opportunity for students of OSU to get involved. After all, this is the first time in our nation’s history that a campaign headquarters, as well as a political action committee, have been minutes away from campus. With a 10-minute car ride, or a 30-minute ride on the COTA No. 2, a student would be able to network with the governor’s staff and, quite possibly, the next White House administration.

I’m having an amazing time working with New Day for America, the PAC that supports Kasich, but my work alone will not be enough to send him to Washington. Between working the phone banks, knocking on doors, and rallies, both Kasich for America and New Day for America need as much help as they can get to elect John Kasich president. If this opportunity sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, feel free to reach out to me at cramer.270@osu.edu, or call the offices of Kasich for America and New Day for America.

 

Levi Cramer

Third-year in political science

One comment

  1. If you are going to pander this openly for a job in the Statehouse, at least do so with a little grace and a lot less slobber. As a Glenn School grad myself, this is just plain embarrassing.

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