John Kasich's Mysterious Plan to Repeal Obamacare but Save the Medicaid Expansion

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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The presidential flirtations of Ohio Governor John Kasich provide yet more proof that Jeb Bush cannot clear the Republican primary field. It's one thing to say a candidate like Kasich starts in "single digits." It's something else if Bush, who has received the coverage of a presidential frontrunner, is in single digits himself. (His 9 percent showing in the new Fox News national poll is five points below the lowest Mitt Romney ever pulled in that poll.) 

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