If you're inclined to appreciate John Kasich's kinder, gentler approach to Republicanism, you might want to take a look at his tax plan.
In a meeting with The Washington Post editorial board on Wednesday, the presidential candidate who sells himself as his party's best bet against Hillary Clinton in a general election responded to challenges on how he would cut taxes and balance the budget at the same time.
His responses were fantastical, even by the standards of his two GOP rivals.
When pressed for details on the size of his tax-cut proposals, he couldn't answer. And yet the Ohio governor claims to be the only candidate who believes in fiscal responsibility.
Kasich has wanted to balance the federal budget since he first arrived in the U.S. House in 1983, and he has long favored a constitutional amendment to make that happen. He claims to have been a chief architect of the balanced federal budget in fiscal years 1998 to 2001, when he was chairman of the House Budget Committee and Bill Clinton was president.