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Can an optimist win?

Can an optimist win?

While the biggest headlines coming out of the New Hampshire primary were reserved — and deservedly so — for Sen. Bernie Sanders who trounced Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side and Donald Trump who similarly ran away from his competitors in the GOP field, attention must be paid to the surprising success of Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Prior to New Hampshire, Governor Kasich was largely an afterthought among the multitude of Republicans vying for the presidential nomination — stuck in single-digits, a so-so fundraiser and uninspiring public speaker relegated to the periphery of debates. His second place finish in the Granite State is a tribute not only to his...

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