Full name: John Richard Kasich
Total number of Republican presidential candidates that have "Richard" as part of their name: Three.
Google autofill for Kasich's name:
Kasich started his campaign announcement by raving over his twin daughters and his wife. Perhaps it's no surprise then that his wife (here's the backstory) is high up on search recommendations. To Kasich's chagrin, so is Common Core, the controversial education curriculum that Kasich backs and which is reviled among conservative voters. John Kasich's net worth? Whatever he wants it to be!
Google autofill for his name plus "is":
Voters will be pleased about Kasich's views on ISSUE 1, but may punish him for his thoughts on ISSUE 2. Here at the Washington Post, we like to focus on the issues. (Issue 1 was actually a constitutional amendment about infrastructure that Ohio voted on last May. It passed.)
Oh, also, he is not a Democrat!
Campaign Web site: JohnKasich.com
Most of these people include little elements of the flag in their campaign logos, just in case you were wondering if they were patriots and/or what country they wanted to be president of. Kasich's is a little K with wavy stripes coming out of the side. Bobby Jindal has a weird fishhook J with a star on it. Scott Walker's turned the E in "Walker" into a little flag, which amused an eyeglass company. They're all patriotic Americans, running for president of America.
But current webpages are not fun. What is fun is looking at the old websites candidates had.
Kasich's campaigns used KasichForOhio.com, likely because Kasich didn't own JohnKasich.com at first. As far back as January 1998, when Kasich was still in the House, JohnKasich.com was owned by a fan. Shortly before Kasich actually announced plans to run for the 2000 Republican nomination, some unnamed person bought the site (which was "privately sponsored and not endorsed by John Kasich or his staff") to make the case for President Kasich.
Number 6 is a bit out-of-date, but it is impossible to disagree with number 10, which is recreated below so that Google searches for "budget bootie" will henceforth lead searchers straight to the Washington Post:
10. Kicked some budget bootie.
Post style is "booty."
First Wikipedia entry date: May 9, 2004
First Wikipedia entry:
It may have seemed pretty likely that some intern at Fox was tasked with setting this up. "John Kasich is a former politician turned television show host for FOX News Channel in the United States," it begins. "He hosts From the Heartland and also guest hosts The O'Reilly Factor." Then there's some stuff about his having been in Congress or something.
But, in fact, it was added by Andrew Lih, who wrote a book about Wikipedia. Lih's Wikipedia entry is nearly as long as Kasich's.
First substantive Wikipedia addition: A week later, someone added Kasich's birthday, which had just passed.
On Twitter: @johnkasich
Follower/following ratio: 8.5 followers for every one followed.
Kasich has favorited eight tweets, two of which are from @AsianMunchies. We hope Mr. Munchies heard Kasich's excoriation against drug use during his announcement speech.
First tweet from Kasich:
That is not how Twitter works, John. That is not how Twitter ever worked. Even Jack Dorsey, who was there at the beginning, didn't do it like that.
Most popular tweet, per Favstar:
Not going to lie: As a former Ohio State attendee, that's a decent tweet. Michigan (Kasich had the courtesy to spare his readers that ugly M) is, for lack of a better expression, bootie.
First mention of Kasich on Twitter:
During one of Kasich's fill-ins for O'Reilly, he hosted the not-conservative author Naomi Wolfe. It did not go that well!
Here is more about secret prisons.
On Facebook: /JohnKasich
The announcement was that he was running for governor, in case the page title didn't make that obvious.
Most Ohio-y comment on Kasich's first post:
First image on Facebook:
This is a still from Kasich's one-man interpretative dance show, which debuted at the Wexner Center in the fall of 2008.
Best image on Facebook:
The Ohio State Buckeyes won that game, and are the reigning national champions. They defeated the best team in the inferior SEC conference, Alabama, by a wide margin. Here is half an hour of highlights from that game. Please continue reading after you've finished watching.
On YouTube: JohnKasich
Most popular video:
This is a boring campaign ad.
Here is an ad where Kasich is standing on the field at Ohio Stadium.
Best song related to John Kasich:
On Tumblr: KasichForOhio.
Lots of great content there.
Google image search results:
It is a bad sign when your image search is so dull that "signs budget" gets broken out into its own category. (So does "wife," you will not be surprised to learn.)
Key GIFs from Giphy:
Rating: Not sure how that middle one got there.