This year’s presidential election, like the bulk of them that came before, is a tumultuous ordeal, marked by ugly, personal attacks and unkempt aggression.
But 2020 certainly exists on a level all its own, as the bombastic Donald Trump looks to win reelection against Joe Biden, the Democrats, and even some Republicans.
It was these members of the GOP who appeared to steal the show at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night.
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Monday appealed to disaffected Republicans to vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, pitching the former vice president as the right candidate to unify a country at a crossroads.
In a prerecorded address, Kasich stood at a fork in a gravel road to symbolize the divergent paths he said the country could go down based on the outcome of November’s election.
“Many of us have been deeply concerned about the current path we’ve been following for the past four years,” he said during a roughly two-minute speech. “It’s a path that’s led to division, dysfunction, irresponsibility and growing vitriol between our citizens.”
And that’s not all:
“I’m a lifelong Republican, but that attachment holds second place to my responsibility to my country,” Kasich continued. “That’s why I’ve chosen to appear at this convention. In normal times, something like this would probably never happen, but these are not normal times.”
Kasich had earlier teased the possibility that a former Republican congressman could soon reveal that they would be endorsing Donald Trump for President, perhaps from the DNC.