Annals Of Wall Street Populism
April 05, 2010
In the late 1990s, there was a John Kasich boomlet of sorts. Kasich essentially pioneered the approach that George W. Bush perfected in 2000. He crafted a persona as a moderate Republican who deviated from party orthodoxy in his pursuit of populist policies.
July 12, 1998
I am prepared to vote for my first Republican, John Kasich," read a letter to The New York Times Magazine in May. "I have the impression that he favors no-nonsense politics, equity for the common man, and fiscal restraint, a rare combination in this politically combative era." The letter-writer, Michael Pivarnik of Indiana, Pennsylvania, received this impression from reading a Times Magazine profile of Kasich written by R.W. Apple Jr.