How do I say this without sounding “judgy”? Ohio Governor John Kasich is so off-putting to me. In previous GOP debates he has been combative and rude. I get the fact that he is fighting to get attention, but his aggression on the debate stage just galls me. His strategy in the four previous GOP debates has been to scold the other candidates. He is consistently one of the lowest-polling candidates in the Republican presidential race both nationally and in early voting states.
In an otherwise unmemorable performance, his deliberate strategy to tone down his argumentativeness called attention to something else that’s annoying. Apparently, others noticed it too.
Kasich is back with his flipper/knife hands. Can he not physically spread his fingers?— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 16, 2015
I love how John Kasich pretends that he's wearing mittens when he debates. His commitment is real. #GOPDebate pic.twitter.com/QagpskUibU— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) December 16, 2015
I'm John Kasich and I came here to do 2 things: Talk and make hand gestures. And I am almost out of hand gestures.— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) December 16, 2015
Kasich's arm waving is like the airport guy who guides your plane to gate 21A— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) December 16, 2015
Kasich: "As president of the United States I will not hesitate to impose order on my hands. Right now there's no controlling them."— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) December 16, 2015
kasich's flinging his arms around like an old lady who just pulled a sweet G8 and got a Bingo— The Scandalous DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) December 16, 2015