(POLITICO) PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich tangled Tuesday with a potential voter here who needled him for supporting the federal process that led to the closure of New Hampshire’s Pease Air Force Base in 1991.
While he was explaining the controversial decision to shutter the base, an audience member at Kasich’s town hall event said something inaudible that seemed to rile Kasich. Kasich flashed a quick glance at the man and asked whether he had worked at the base. The man shook his head. Then Kasich turned to him and stepped directly in front of the man, who was seated in the front row.
“You think that I’m going to tell you that I’m going to suck up to you?” he said. “I’m not going to do that. You don’t have to vote for me. Nobody has to. I’m not going to tell you fables; I’m not going to tell you fairy tales."
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