It may have sailed right over the heads of those there, but Governor John Kasich raised eyebrows in Watertown Friday when he responded to a college woman's concern about rape by saying she may want to avoid parties with alcohol.
The statement got lots of national attention as sexual assault on campuses is a big issue and suggesting the woman invited it by drinking is not PC.....Governor Kasich has two daughters.
That remark was, according to my sources, not the only shortcoming in the Governor's performance which was described to me as detached and disinterested in the local crowd.
Governor Kasich was recently the choice of the local GOP County Committee which voted 60-40 to back Kasich over Donald Trump.
Back to the question that sparked controversy. It is unusual someone would ask how to prevent campus rape at such a forum, but at this level you have to expect to get dinged if you suggest the victim could have prevented assault by drinking less.....The answer in total was fine till he got to that point...
Another odd comment came when the Governor.....who served in Congress years ago, made repeated remarks about today's Congress being 'young and clueless', apparently unaware our MOC is the youngest woman ever elected.
John Kasich Says Women Should Avoid Parties With Alcohol - Comments on Campus Sexual Assault