At a town hall meeting in Madison on Monday, John Kasich tried engaging the college students in the audience — asking if they know what terrorists think about women in universities. “Do you understand who these radical jihadists are? Do you have an idea of what they’re about, have you read about them at all? Do you know what they think about women going to the university? They would kill them.”
The Ohio governor, who’s a distant third in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, also hit Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on their remarks about Islam, saying we should work with Muslim communities.
Kasich also spent a lot of time discussing college debt. “We got a lot of students going to the University of Wisconsin, it’s not cheap.” he said.
Kasich also pitched himself as the candidate best positioned to end government gridlock in Washington. “President Reagan used to have a sign on his desk: ‘you can’t beleive how much you can get down if you don’t worry about taking credit.'”