It's like John Kasich has been so inspired by how Jeb Bush is doing in the polls and has decided to also run to the center. Now he's saying he doesn't need the Bible to help him decide where he is on issues. He just follows his "heart."
God save us from politicians who follow their heart.
Oh, and he thinks Republicans talk about abortion too much.
Faith plays an important role in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's approach to politics, but he doesn't turn to the Bible to "figure out what I think."So the intentional taking of 50 million lives is being waaaaaay overblown. Sheesh. Let's not make it like it's the end of the world. Instead, we should be talking about infant mortality. Wait, what?
Instead, he said his push on issues like improving mental health care are driven more by his "heart for people," he told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."
"I care about them," Kasich said. "I'm not saying other people don't, but it touches me specially."
Being influenced by your faith means thinking about how policy affects challenged communities, Kasich continued.
"I think it relates to (issues) like early childhood education for kids, people who are in prison, giving them a chance to get their lives back if they want to earn their way there," he said...
Like several Republican candidates, Kasich is against abortion except for cases of rape, incest and to save a mother's life. But Kasich said his conservative opponents must draw attention to other issues as well.
"I think (abortion) is an important issue, but I think there's many other issues that are really critical. Early childhood. Infant mortality. The environment. Education," he said. "I think we focus too much on just one issue, and now that the issue of gay marriage is kind of off the table, we're kind of down to one social issue."