Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has not been shy when it comes to expressing his dislike for republican frontrunner Donald Trump. During the third GOP debate, Kasich ignored his first question and stated, “we are on the verge, perhaps, of picking someone who cannot do this job.” He followed that criticism by calling Trump’s immigration plan “silly” during the 4th GOP debate. Despite the fact that republican candidates that have attacked Trump in the past have either dropped out or dropped significantly in the polls, Kasich and his super PAC continued on the offensive by each releasing an anti-Trump attack ads this past week.
John Kasich’s super PAC, New Day for America, 47-second ad compiles some of Trump’s most controversial television with messages “Presidential?” and “Leader of the Free World?” flashing across the screen. The ad ends with an ominous ‘To Be Continued…’ showing that New Day for America has only just begun to target Trump. Kasich’s campaign followed with an even more poignant ad comparing Trump’s rhetoric to that of Nazi Germany. His ad shows retired U.S. Air Force colonel Tom Moe paraphrasing the famous “First They Came For…” speech by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller. Moe ends by telling American voters, “but think about this, if he keeps going and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you; and you better hope that there is someone left to help you.”
The question is will Kasich attack ads succeed in taking on Trump where many others have failed? And will Kasich be able to survive Trump’s ire? Trump has recently focused his attacks on Dr. Ben Carson who has now dropped significantly in the polls. Please watch and engage with the two attack ads below and vote by hitting the buzzer if it makes you less likely to support Kasich or the bell if it makes you more likely to support him. Let us know what you think of the ads in the comments!