While national media took an awkward remark about college coeds as the takeaway from the Kasich visit to Watertown, locally the visit got high marks for the discussion on health care and jobs. One local editor took to Facebook to call the national attention on the coed remark "despicable and bulls---."
Do you think the purported SLU student was a plant to put the Governor off guard ?
Today the visits by Bill Clinton and Donald Trump will show the disparity again. Locally we look at the visits as a novelty and a special event. Nationally, it's just another dot on the map and the story is about whether someone says something goofy, or controversial that the media can make into something. And a scuffle from a protestor or two....all the better.
Last night Rachel Maddow did a long segment on sound bites she says shows Governor Kasich's patronizing attitude towards women, and the segment was capped by the video from where ? Little Watertown, NY.
Let's hope everyone enjoys seeing these national figures today.