Christina Cauterucci, Slate – April 15, 2016
At a Watertown, New York, town hall on Friday, John Kasich advised a female college student to steer clear of “parties where there’s a lot of alcohol” to keep from getting raped, assaulted, or sexually harassed.
Emma Gray, Huffington Post – April 12, 2016
During a campaign event on Monday, the GOP presidential candidate took a question from a young woman who asked about social security. “Did somebody tell you to ask this question?,” inquired Kasich. “No,” she responded. “I think for myself.” ABC political reporter Ben Gittleson, who was at the event, tweeted that Kasich seemed “surprised” at the young woman’s question.
Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico – March 15, 2016
John Kasich on Tuesday said he’s “very concerned” by Donald Trump’s rhetoric toward women — a comment that comes a day after an anti-Trump super PAC released an ad that shows a series of women using the New York billionaire’s words against him.
Danielle Paquette, Washington Post – February 23, 2016
In one of the gaffiest gaffes of this election cycle, Ohio Gov. John Kasich told a Virginia crowd Monday that, during an early statehouse race, women “left their kitchens” to support him. Left their kitchens?
Jessica Wehrman, Columbus Dispatch – February 22, 2016
“I am not a scripted candidate,” he continued. “I don’t use teleprompters. I don’t run around with all these notes like lots of people do. I’m real and maybe sometimes I might say something that isn’t artfully said as well as it should be but you know I’m kind of a real guy. And I think people want authenticity and I’m going to continue to be authentic. And every once in awhile I’ll have to go back and make sure people know what I really mean when I say something.”
Emily Crockett, Vox – February 22, 2016
Ohio Gov. and GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich caused a stir Monday when he said women “left their kitchens” to help him get elected to the Ohio state Senate in 1978. “How did I get elected?” Kasich asked. “Nobody was — I didn’t have anybody for me. We just got an army of people who — and many women who left their kitchens to go out and go door to door and to put yard signs up for me.”
Luke Brinker, Mic – February 22, 2016
Stumping in Fairfax, Virginia, the Ohio governor recounted his 1978 bid for the Ohio legislature, saying he entered the race as a long shot but overcame the odds in part thanks to female volunteers. “How did I get elected? I didn’t have anybody for me, we just got an army of people, and many women who left their kitchens to go out and go door-to-door, and put yard signs up for me,” Kasich said.
Darrel Rowland, Columbus Dispatch – January 11, 2016
As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders bicker over how to fund their plans for paid maternity leave, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was asked during a town-hall meeting on Friday where he stood. His answer was that women shouldn’t be given additional paid leave but should get the chance to telecommute so they can stay competitive in their careers. “The one thing we need to do for working women is to give them the flexibility to be able to work at home online,” Kasich told the man who asked the question. “The reason why that’s important is, when women take maternity leave or time to be with the children, then what happens is they fall behind on the experience level, which means that the pay becomes a differential.
Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine – The Cut – October 9, 2015
Today’s example comes from Virginia, where, on Wednesday, 18-year-old University of Richmond sophomore Kayla Solsbak raised her hand high in the air from her back-row seat in an auditorium to ask a question of Republican contender John Kasich. When the Ohio governor met her eye, he laughed and told her, “I’m sorry, I don’t have any Taylor Swift tickets.”
Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group – September 8, 2015
If his choice for campaign manager is supposed to tell us something about John Kasich, let’s first consider how the Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate explained why he chose Beth Hansen. “Forget everything else. I love the fact that she’s a woman,” Kasich told reporters in July, after announcing that Hansen, a GOP operative for decades and Kasich’s original chief of staff in the governor’s office, would run the White House bid. “What a fantastic thing that is. I like to have women in high places in organizations.”