tv John Kasich Town Hall Meeting in Rockville Maryland CSPAN April 25, 2016 2:00pm-3:01pm EDT
>> live now to another campaign event. this is live in rockville, maryland, where ohio governor john kasich is going to be holding a town hall meeting ahead of the primaries tomorrow. maryland is one of five states holding primaries, along with connecticut, delaware, pennsylvania, and rhode island. things are expected to get underway shortly.
>> you are watching a live coverage on c-span just outside of rockville, maryland -- in rockville, maryland, which is just outside of washington, d.c., where ohio governor john kasich will be holding a town hall meeting ahead of the primaries tomorrow. the indiana presidential primaries are next tuesday. at 7:00, also here on c-span, donald trump campaigning in wilkes-barre, pennsylvania, holding its presidential primary tomorrow. while we are waiting for governor kasich to arrive and speak to the crowd, we will take a look at some of our conversation from earlier this morning on "washington journal."
>> the reality of it is, they are up against a huge clock and wall. i think they are beginning to realize it. it proves the messaging that has been coming out over the weekend, that not only will likely see the 1237 he needs going in, the fact that he is leading in indiana, the fact that he has grown up the campaign by bringing in some professionals who actually know how to run this part of the stretch, it makes sense for them to decide ok, now it's time for us to work together and collaborate. but here is the problem. while they are doing that, the
establishment is behind ted cruz. they have pretty much dismissed john kasich, but they will bring him into the camp. what is the argument donald trump will make? they are ganging up on me. they cannot allow a fair fight. they cannot let me be the sky straight up. is, is thisestion fair? politics,l, in something like this is fair. we see it at the grassroots level. are essentially doing is, they are not going to compete head-to-head in the upcoming states. ted cruz will take indiana. john kasich will take maryland. they are sort of dividing what they think their strength is over the remaining states. is to pull usgoal many of those votes off donald trump, given that i have , ted cruz, indiana can do that.
john kasich it not. it doesn't make sense for him to be there. host: a reminder of the math. 12 37 is the number needed to win the first ballot. 844, ted cruz at 533, john kasich at 148. those numbers will change tomorrow after the mid-atlantic riemer he's taking place. one of -- primaries taking place. one of our collars this morning felt the rnc was in on this. allers this morning felt the rnc was in on this. what is your opinion on that? guest: this has always been difficult for the party. they have to show a
demonstration of keeping it fair and open. they cannot be seen as manipulating the process. they cannot get to candidates to team up against the third. rnc personnel are involved in the conversation. they are made aware of it. it falls back on them in a negative light and makes folks so there believe even more that you guys are part of the problem. which is why, again, donald trump has done as well as he has done, because that attitude has been out there for a long time. host: i have heard you described the rnc chairman is the guy with the biggest target on his back. if the job were available now, would you want it? no thank you. the best i have right now is former, thank you very much. host: here is reince previous on friday at the annual meeting -- on friday at the end
on meeting. here is what he said. it is essential to victory in november that we all support our candidate. this goes for everyone, whether you are a county party chairman, and rnc member, or a presidential candidate. politics is a team sport. and we can't win unless we rally around whoever becomes our .ominee i want to prove the doubters wrong and show that republicans are going to stand side-by-side with each other stronger than ever before. and our candidates have a special opportunity to show leadership on that front. our candidates are running for the nomination of the republican party. they are trying out for our team . no one is forcing them to where -- wear our jersey.
we expect our candidates to support our party and our eventual nominee. host: how do you think that plays out? thet: unfortunately for chairman, it undermines everything he just said. now you have to candidates ganging up on the third. to think supporters of donald trump will rally behind ted cruz or john kasich, should they become the nominee, when the perception is you have been fighting against our guy tooth and nail the entire way. you colluded against him, worked against him, and now you want us to support your guy now that you have stolen the nomination? it doesn't play out. it belies the argument that he is making that we are all uniform -- unified and will move out of this process together. that will not continue to happen if things continue to unfold the way they have.
guest: michael -- formerichael steele, chair of the rnc and former governor of maryland. we are going to take your calls. we will start you on the line for independents. christina is in oakland, michigan. you are on with michael steele. caller: hello. good morning, america. thank you for allowing us to call in. the republican party has been dividing people for ages now, play to the extremists, and now you have this. in regards to mr. trump being a businessman. michigan.
we elected a businessman in 2010. his name is rick snyder. he was a businessman. he never was a politician. and boy, has he got us in a mess. it was cut, cut, cut. you know about the flint water situation, what going on in detroit, but on top of it all, mr. snyder is a businessman, a billionaire, and we have to pay for his defense funds. we taxpayers are paying $1.2 million for his defense fund. a businessman does. he doesn't look at people. it's the bottom line, bottom line. i worked in the medical field. i worked in an operating room. for a corporation that was always crying for money but buying me and more and more things. i don't understand when they keep on saying they are losing money. i don't understand business.
it's always a different budget. you don't have enough money but you are buying a bigger house. i don't understand that. that is how a business mind functions. help ai will try to little bit with that. i am a small business owner myself, have been for a long time, a small consulting firm doing crisis management for candidatesand some out there when they get in hot water. but the thing to keep in mind is there is a different mindset between a businessman who has aver been in politics versus political animal who has always been in politics. to keep the machine moving, status quo, the politician. one wants to come in and totally disrupt it, the businessman.
the problem oftentimes comes -- and this will be an interesting challenge for the trumpet ministration -- trump administration >> i want to welcome you. i wanted to know, i am caught him a relic, and i approve this message. the message is, we have here in , i ammery county maryland so honored that john kasich, with the primaries he has tomorrow, has chosen to be here today so you can get to know him like i know him, and like his other colleagues who served with him know him.
onlynk john kasich is the president.o be i said i would give a brief introduction for a very personal reason, not only political. not only do i believe he is the only one with the experience we need, the courage, the commitment, the compassion, but because i served with him in congress, representing most of you, or many of you in this district, for my 16 years of his .8 years so, i know this man. i know him as a legislator. i know him as a person. and i am honored to know him as a friend. it was a pleasure for me to come and introduced him to you, the
people who i love and honor to represent, because i do think he is the only mature, responsible person running for president. i want to hit on the concept of experience. .e had the experience this man was in his state senate, elected to the ohio state senate, so he knows about legislation on a state level. he then went to congress, where, he served for 18 years, that's a nine terms. he was on the armed services , and did a great deal of work when president reagan was at the beginning of his time
-- was president, at the beginning of his time in congress. he became chairman of the finance committee. when you talk about the concept of trying to work for a balanced budget, he did it. now, when i say he did it, you don't do it just by saying ok, we want to do this. we want to cut spending. we want to make sure that we keep our priorities in tact. both sidesork with of the aisle. you can't just say i am going to depend on one party and the other will be the opposite what i am going to do. you can have divided government without deadlock, and that is what john was able to accomplish. he very candidly -- he is a very candid guy -- gave the reasons why we should move forward toward a balanced budget, and he succeeded. he succeeded. he was very well respected because he had earned. -- he wasy committed
very well-respected because he had credibility, which he had earned. he was very committed. at the top of his game, he knew what he was doing and what was in the best interest of our country. ok, 2011, fast-forward. you are all standing. why don't you set? ?- sit i mean, i am the one who wants to grow tall, but in 2011, he was elected governor of the .tate of ohio he went through a reelection and topped the ticket, and i think he got 63% of the vote. i know what getting 63% of the vote means. i would be very appreciative if
that were to happen. to get 63 point 8% when you have so many difficulties, so many -- 63.8 percent when you have so ies, so manylt obstacles. john has the experience, the temperament, the stability. he is the one who is ready to serve. i will tell you just a little thing that i noticed about him. inhas been ready to serve the white house since he was 18. since he was 18? what are you talking about? well, he was a student at 18 at --o state university, and there is an ohio in here from the university -- and he was talking to the president of the university, i think his name was president fossett. and president fossett was scheduled to go to the white
house to talk to the president. john said to him, can i go with you? he said of course you cannot. a letter in beautiful cursive -- you don't hear about cursive anymore -- but he wrote a beautiful letter in cursive and he said would it be possible for me, mr. president, to visit you in the white house and to talk with you a little bit? i know that i would give up a rose bowl trip to go, and i know my parents would pay for my fare to get there, and so i would very much like to speak to you. mr. fossett went to the white house and delivered that letter in person to the president, and on december 1970, governor john kasich
, and it president nixon was supposed to be like a five-minute interview, and it was 20 minutes. that letter that he wrote is in the archives. it is there in that beautiful cursive. doesn't that tell you something? doesn't that say that this guy is ready to be president and has been preparing all those years? you are going to be voting tomorrow. will perform what i call the multiplication feet. for everyone here, if you could get 10 people to vote, that would be very helpful, and 10 people to vote the right way, not only for president, but look at the delegates. there is a sheet we will pass out to you that will give you the names of the delegates from each of your congressional s who are on the k-6
bandwagon -- john kasich and wagon. i hope you will do that. i want to present to you someone who was a very special guy to me, personally, someone whom i would feel very safe, me and my family, in this wonderful country, if you were leading us as president of the united , and he has exceeded in every one of the polls, shown that he is the only one who could beat the heir apparent in the democratic election in november, so let's all do it. let's all vote and let's support governor john kasich.
john kasich: how about connie marilla? how about her? she is really great. .ou know, rockville isn't this close to bethesda? ok, so i used to take the over in d.c.,from i would take the rockville bus and i would go to the national library of medicine, where i worked for a summer as a summer intern right here. mean, it's a small world, isn't it? and what happened was, connie mentioned the meeting i had with nixon. i tried to get a job working in
the white house. they wouldn't give me a job. i cap bugging them, and finally they said would you like to have them, andept bugging finally they said would you like to have a job working in the inional library of medicine bethesda, maryland? i had no clue what that was about, so i said yes. so i left ohio state -- you beat us in basketball. i let you do it two times this year just so i could get your vote in this primary, so let's be clear. up on my stuff and i took a greyhound bus to american university. i was there living in that school on a summer basis and worked at the national library , and it was a great
experience. and i got picked as an outstanding summer employee. i really pulled the wool over their eyes. i had a friend at the national institute of health. i have never talked about this. he worked on cleft palate, and i learned so much about the national institute of health. i was with a terrific guy. he is suffering from under a logical disease. let me tell you all, i am for balancing budgets, might :00 is not here today, as always, when is notight debt clock wee today, but always, when balance the budget, we will double the funding it for the national institute of health so that we can begin solving the problems of alzheimer's and dementia, these neurological diseases. so here's what, hey, look, i want to say a lot about connie hear from the standpoint that
look, we had this republican and this republican agenda, and it didn't always fit her. and there were times she had to struggle, but she always felt she was part of the team because she saw the final purpose to what we were doing. you think about connie. when we got the budget balanced, things were going great in the country. a job couldo wanted get one. the wages were growing faster than the national average. at the same time, we had the hope, the feeling, the confidence that our children's would have -- children would have better lives fan we had. we had. balance a want to budget? it's sort of an esoteric thing. we know our children should not have to be penalized for the sins of spending today. but there is something more you need to understand about balancing budgets. when debt goes up -- and our
--t is about $19 trillion when debt goes up, job opportunities come down. and when debt comes down, job opportunities go up. do we have any small business people here today? how many people work for you? you. how about you, sir? 45. what do you think when you see the deck go up? does that make you feel good? it scares you. and when we frighten job creators -- because small business people are the biggest job creators in the country -- ,hen we frighten job creators they don't create jobs. people talk about bernie and hillary. they have a lot of nice plans about free stuff. free this, for he that. ok. i'm all for free. -- free this, for he that. ok.
i'm all for free -- free this, free that. ok. i'm all for free. here, ifoung people you want to get a job, the projected debt is going to be $30 trillion. so you could have all these skills, but you won't get a job. so anyway, connie voted for this. things are much better. she didn't sign up for all this stuff because she had to represent her folks. the connie, i think i represent a party you could be very comfortable with, as you said today on the stage. let me tell you that whether it is the nixon story or whether it this out of the blue job at the national library of medicine, or getting hired in ohio in the legislature when somebody got fired, i could go on and on. let me tell you this. i believe i have, by the grace
of god, then given an opportunity -- been given the opportunity to do things in my life that i am deeply grateful for. when you feel you have been want grace -- we all grace. grace is something you get and you didn't have to earn it. somebody just gives it to you. when you feel as though you have something like that, you have an obligation to try to do things to help other folks. and of story. end of story. so all my life, with a father who was a mail carrier, whose who dieds a coal miner of black lung, my job, and in this little town where i am going to tonight, by the way, i am going there tonight, it's all collar.
it's all democrats. and if the wind blew the wrong way people fai found themselves out of work. my whole purpose is to give everybody in our country a chance to be lifted, to have opportunity, and i have never taken orders anybody other than my wife. here, dear,a guy dear friend, will coker. i am going to tell you a funny story, and i have never told this story before, and this one is going to get me in trouble. so get ready. i was on the armed services committee. just gotten to congress. maybe i should not tell this story. i get this call that i need to go to the house intelligence committee for a meeting of the readiness subcommittee.
i thought there is no reason i need to go up there. all they are trying to do is make sure people have enough boots, and if guns, things like that. -- enough guns, things like that. there are no secrets here. i keeping told i need to go. so i went. the chairman says, i hope we are all in agreement. and i'm like, in agreement with what? to pay the bills of ferdinand and mel dimarco's because they were great supporters of us in the second world -- ferdinand and a mel emelda marcos, because they were great supporters of us in the second world war. i mean, i like shoes, but not that many. i can't support that. the room blew up. the place was chaotic. , i mean, i amut
this kid, the whole thing is blowing up, and he comes up to me and says you need to apologize to the chairman because you embarrassed him. i said how did i -- he says just listen to me. so i go to the chairman's office, and they won't let me in. a couple of days , and they won't let me in. i finally get into the room with the chairman, and he is sitting there with a couple of other staffers, and he throws a report at me. and he says are you happy about this? and i try to look it over, and he says the meeting is over. days later, i'm out on the golf course, and a card comes up. and when you are on the golf course and a cart comes up, they
are never coming to tell you that you won the irish lottery. the lady says the chairman wants to speak to you. so i call his office, and the lady in charge says the chairman wants to thank you very much for your support to not give ferdinand marcos all those bills the front page of he wants toy, and thank you very much for your strong support. do you get that story? do you remember that story? i just always try to do my best, and we have had good results. we are up over 420 thousand jobs and running a surplus. we don't believe the mentally ill lot to sleep under a bridge or live in prison -- mentally ill ought to sleep under a bridge or live in prison. we believe they should be given
a chance to rise in the working poor should have a system that rewards getting ahead, not punishing them by taking their childcare away, and we want to make sure our friends in the minority communities do well. i decided not to be negative. some people say why don't you do better in the primaries. well, first of all, i started at zero. none of you even heard my name until a couple of months ago. the second thing i want to tell you though is that people have big anxiety today. secure?b are my wages ever going to rise? what going to happen to my kids? we can look at that scenario, and we can drive people into the ditch. we can drive people into greater negativity. i have chosen not to do that. real, but we can solve these problems.
is to positive. negative is what works. but over the long haul, people want to be hopeful. they want to believe their lives can be better, and they want to believe the american dream is alive and well contrary to what anyone is saying. in short, we are going to keep plugging. i need your support tomorrow after we finish this. screw up. i will not we have won over 200 of them, and hopefully, i will win this one. let's take some questions. yes, you can give me a little round of applause. [applause] >> good afternoon and thank you for being in maryland. vote actually our
counts this year. john kasich: it will be counting in the fall. believe me. i will be back here. [applause] >> our current president has miserably in recognizing the deaths of law enforcement officers recently. he was very quick to comment on prince's death, but has not made any comments about the deaths of the line of duty deaths of many law enforcement officers. when you're president, how will you at knowledge of our officers? john kasich: i happen to believe another thing. i believe that people who give their lives serving somebody else where the biggest crown in the world yet to come. wear the biggest crowns in the world yet to come. that's number one.
number two, we have to do what we have done in ohio. we have to recognize that when you look at baltimore, ferguson, or you look around the country and you see the strife -- and i think the strife fundamentally comes from people not understanding each other or not talking to one another, so in my state, we have organized a collaborative of people trying to get people in the community who feel that the system doesn't only just not work for them, but works for them, to feel that we are listening to them, and we , ourour police officers men and women who are doing incredible things -- i just got a note over the weekend, what a guyuy did, he chases into a field, and the guy he was gun, and the guy sticks his finger into keep the
trigger from operating, he takes the guy down, he handcuffs him and he arrests him. what a hero. why did you chase him? he thought the guy was probably gennected to drugs, a scour affecting all of our country. so what the president needs to do a spring together the law enforcement community and the people in the community who feel they are not -- do is bring together the law enforcement community and the people in the community who feel they are not being treated fairly. the people in the community have to understand that this policeman or policewoman wants to go home to their family, and we should respect them for the service they give. we do that, we will have good results, just like we are having in our state. ok. [applause]
you, and then the guy behind you. about 18mber you back years ago when you were balancing the budget, and i am so thankful that you are running. i did see an article about the national debt, and i just want paragraph. first this does not mean that every man, woman, child, has to pay $42,000 themselves. all it means is that we have plenty of debt to rollover, which we will. the government, after all, is immortal. it doesn't have to pay back what it owes like you or i do, it just has to pay back the t owes so that investors will keep lending on good terms. the reason god created astrologers was to make economists look accurate.
what truman used to say, horse feathers. thefact of the matter is if united states came close to defaulting and we started to see our credit rating downgraded -- look. with the simple thing i know is true. when the debt goes up, people lose confidence. guys creating the jobs. by the way, what we do in our state, the seventh largest state, can absolutely be translated nationally. if you talk to people who need jobs and the job creators, we went from an $88 billion hole to a $2 billion surplus. our pensions are secure. we have worked together to make sure we have strong economics in the state. connecticut, were things have been tattered. ge just announced they are
moving their headquarters out. if you over regulate and overtax, bad things come. i am very concerned in this country about income inequality. i'm very concerned about the fact that wages are not going up. when you have the lousy growth we have had for about 10 years now, and when you think about the fact that we have overregulated, overtaxed, and can't control our spending, things are not growing. we are not getting 3.5% economic growth. our growth is terrible. and when that happens, we don't get the investment, we don't get the productivity, we don't get the confidence. there is another thing that contributes to income inequality, and that gets down to skills. we have to make sure that our young boys and girls, who are in the early education system, are given skills for jobs that exist today and will exist tomorrow, and that means an education system that works.
now, this gets to a message that i think is really probably the most important. i happen to believe that people are made special for a purpose. i happen to believe -- look at these young people back here. did i make you drop that sign? here, let me help you, kid. in youry ever told you school that there has never been anybody like you and no one will ever be like you again? that you are made special? do you know that? for a purpose,e to change the world, to heal the world, to lift the world in whatever way we can. i was telling a young lady just like that in utah this, and she started to cry, and i told my wife about it, and i said maybe it i startled her -- maybe i startled her.
my wife said are you sure you didn't scare her? but the fact is, we are all made special for a purpose, in my opinion. and when we find that purpose, that's how we change the world and that's how we find satisfaction in life. now, how does that get back to education and that kind of stuff? , when i was a kid -- and i remember that great series between the pirates, where i grew up, and the orioles. it was wonderful. it was like baltimore and pittsburgh, two different sides of the same coin, so similar in so many ways. hero was roberto clemente, the great baseball player. for a lot of kids now, it's cal ripken. that's what it's like. you see, we never thought about the president, really. if the president ever came, his
limo would be going past it 120 miles per hour. hey, i think that was the president, wasn't it? i don't know. we believed in ourselves. we believed that when we had , thatms in our community all of us were in charge of fixing them. of us have different purposes in our lives as to what we do to bring healing. and theyle are nurses spend extra time with families who need help. some people are doctors who have power of healing. some people are educators who give up money to help the lives of young people. everybody has something that is special to them. so when i talk about educating our children, when i talk about that they need to have the skills so they can have the skills to get the jobs to make the money to have a good strong family, what are we waiting on?
are you waiting on the president to fix your schools? the president isn't coming in to fix your schools. i mean, we want to have good presidents who can inspire a sense of the right tone, but at the end of the day, in the state of maryland, maryland's neighborhoods. maryland's communities. that's the way i see it. of ethnicities, which brings you even closer together. what to get your schools fixed? -- want you waiting on to get your schools fixed? what are you waiting on? you have a problem with drugs in this community? oh fix it. that.ght say how do i do well, when you go to church on sunday, do they talk to the young people about not doing drugs? when they go to synagogue, do they talk about not doing drugs?
when they go on the a flooded the athleticn field, do we make an announcement about drugs? when we go to the lions club, do we get a commitment out of those keep kids offto drugs? you want to win the battle against drugs? we can do it. government can help. you want to end poverty? put a business guy in the welfare office. train people for a job. that's how it has to work. i think the problem is we have lost our spirit and confidence in the fact that we can solve things ourselves. maybe it's because we rely too much on government. it's because we think if i can't change everything, i shouldn't change anything. so, i am going to do my best to toate the economic growth
provide unfettered regulation, get on top of foreign policy as good aas leader as i can, but the strength of our country doesn't reside with the president, it resides in our families, our neighborhoods, and our communities, and when we restore the spirit of that, that's how we restore the united states of america, i believe. [applause] so grow up and change the world for the better because we are all counting on you. don't feel any pressure. ok. all the way in the back, sir. >> 1995 was a great summer for me. it was the summer i met my wife. it was also the summer i interned in the senate. years, iast couple of
have been talking to my friends about you and making the case for you. one of my frustrations with this campaign season is the lack of discussion about serious issues and the debate i think we need to have is a party. one concern people have about you is your position on common core and your position on immigration. john kasich: sure. we were just talking about skills. .ommon core is in every state i don't think the president should be running our schools. i think they should be run by the local communities and the school board. our state has put in higher standards. our local school board develops curriculum to meet the higher standards. you know why we don't have high standards in our school sometimes? we all want to live in lake woebegone. a.ry kid is inan
every boy is handsome, every girl is pretty, and they are all going to be rocket scientists. i believe you need to have a system that is flexible that can really feed the interests of our young people. one of my daughters wants to be a neonatologist. i said what is that? we took her to the hospital to meet some doctors to learn how to deal with little babies. interestedughter is in fashion. she took a volunteer job called dress for success, where she helps people get on their feet. these two girls are 16 years old. we are trying to feed them with real life experiences so they can feel excited about what they are doing in school and begin to learn that what they learned in school is useful for what they want to be. you have to have the high standards. that's common core. secondly, immigration. we have to protect our border.
not just because of immigration, but also because of national security. but i will also tell you that finish the border, protect ourselves here in terms of who comes in, have a guest worker program for people to be able to come in, work, and go home, and in addition to that, for the 11 and a half million who came here illegally, if they haven't committed a crime since they have been here, they can pay back taxes, a fine, and maybe some other things, at the end of the day, they can get a path to legalization, not to citizenship, but i have to tell you, the idea that we are going kick 11.5 million people out, make them go home, and leave their kids on the front porch of crime is absurd. we are not going to do that. [applause] these two ladies right here. yes.
one after the other. go ahead. you come here, you spin the wheel. if it comes up red, there is a new car sitting right out in the parking lot. >> thank you for the opportunity to give us a chance to pose our questions. you have been talking a lot about education. i have two sons in college, one high school senior going to college. the big question is what is your plan to make college attendance affordable for our kids? john kasich and where are they going? -- john kasich: where are they going? >> [indiscernible] because they got scholarships. john kasich: busy studying mining? >> environmental issues.
in other one is overseas dubai because it was cheaper to send him there. say a couplelet me of things. talking to a friend of mine who is a university president and i set a couple of things that maybe i shouldn't have said because i was at a university, but first of all, you can go to a community college for two years and pay $8,000 and cut the cost of your higher education in half. that's a thought for somebody. and all the credits transfer to a four-year school, so you could go to a community college in maryland. i don't know the names of them, but for a very relatively low price, you can go there and transfer all your credits to the university of maryland and cut your cost in half. in ohio, we are pushing for three years. is, we have ag number of students -- clearly, i
would say to you that your kids would not fit into it with where they are going now, but we have a number of students who graduate who have to take remedial math and english when they get to college. so they are paying for what they should have learned as a junior, and they are paying college tuition. we need to remediate these people online so that when they go to school they don't have to start taking remedial courses, and they can jump right into it. intodition, when you get high school, you can take college credit courses, and when you take that credit, it transfers to the school. you could almost complete an entire year in high school for free. the other it think -- the other thing i want to say is the rising costs of higher education are unsustainable.
have toldo end, and i the universities this, and the community colleges this. 240 thousand dollars, four hundred $80,000 in $240,000,income -- $480,000 in after-tax income, are you kidding me? osts.need to cut their c was going to happen is some entrepreneur is going to figure out how they can hat -- what is going to happen is some entrepreneurs going to figure out how they can have the real college education and cut the cost in half. that's coming. but it's hard for university presidents to do this. but it's vital that they do it. and the president, just like i have done in ohio, needs to get the best business people, men
and women, together to talk --ut how to take the cost rising cost out of universities. the president of ohio state wanted to lease the parking garages. the entire faculty went crazy and said it was a terrible idea. i have no idea why ohio state even has parking garages. they leased the garages and got , and he1 billion for it put it into scholarships. at bowling green, they privatized the dining hall. guess how the food is? better. what do you think the cost star -- costs are? less. --ernments and universities which at times can be viewed as government -- here is, you know, see this? they are 16.-- when they were about 10 or 11, we were on vacation.
they were with me. they said daddy, whatsapp box box there -- what is that over there? i said that's where superman changes his clothes. and your mother and i used to put coins in there to call people on the phone, and my daughters were like, no way, daddy. so look at this. this is where we live today. this is how we communicate. this is how we shop. think about the way in which we have transportation. in time is going to come which most young people -- many going tople -- aren't want to own cars on a permanent basis. they are going to use it over or lift to get around -- use it or lyft.se uber uncle going to see my
george tonight. he just turned 90. he walks two miles a day. his stock portfolio is better than anyone i know. think about nutrition. think about all these things. things are moving at the speed of light. movingre two things not at the speed of light. government and these university structures. and they don't want to change. now, we talk about balancing the budget, changing the government. ize the to uber government at all levels. here's what i read today on the way here. two of the most rapidly changing cities in america, one is houston, and the others to trait. -- detroit. , zero.e no zoning laws there are areas of those cities where they go in and they just built. they build affordable housing. even though so many people are moving to houston, housing
prices have not escalated. why? this. moving at the speed of light. getting government to think about innovation. it's what our universities have to do. if we do not innovate and change, we will die, and of story, and that's why we need bold leadership to think , andively, innovatively out-of-the-box, and because of these stories, i get to keep these phones, ok? [applause] [laughter] we had a lady right here. then we will take a couple of students. >> thank you, governor kasich for being here. i have two questions. one is so common sense. everything you're saying resonates. it makes sense. frustrating to see a lot of the rest of the u.s. not picking up on that. do you have plans to, i don't know, go on saturday night live, the tonight show?
john kasich: i have a new plan. i am going to go down to the get in apace center, rocket and have a short flight and land in the water, be fetched out of the ocean by a big navy ship, and have a press conference. does that sound? the only reason i might not do it is they might not pick you up. here is what -- pick me up. here's what i want you to understand. if you are a voice of positive, people don't want to hear that. people are attracted to the negative. they are. it's natural. that's the way we were made. we are made up of conflict. people have a certain part of their brain that works that way. at the end of the day, people don't want to live there. they don't want to live in tension, negativity, conflict.
your family gets together for the wedding, the first hour is good. the second hour is terrible. at the dinner. and why did you do that to uncle joe, and, you know, but then at the end, right? we are all hugging. we are telling each other how much we love one another, and we say we shouldn't wait for another event for us to all get together. let me tell you a couple of things. in new hampshire, where donald trump eat me, beat me pretty decisively, -- beat me, beat me pretty decisively, they just did a poll of the people who voted in new hampshire, and i now beat trump 26-22. the other
[applause] running on the positive side of things doesn't always get you the attention. peoplegot friends and here who are here with me today, will and steve, i've known these people for 30 years. of me.e actually proud if i start doing things the -- i don't want to disappoint them. more important things in life and winning every inning. now we are starting to rise. last night town hall on fox, lots of publicity today. this will go to an open convention and when we have gone to open conventions before in the republican party, of the 10 we have had, seven times the person who was not leading got picked. [applause] here is what is realoo