I don’t have any Robert E. Howard items to donate to the upcoming silent auction for the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas. But I’m sending a signed copy of The Big Scrum, which I like to think REH, the creator of Conan the Barbarian, might have enjoyed. In the envelope, I’m including my Wall Street Journal tribute to REH on the occasion of his centenary, eight years ago, if only to prove my street creed with the organizers.
My article on Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is in the new National Review.
So why does virtually no presidential buzz surround Ohio’s governor? Kasich’s résumé looks just about perfect for a Republican. He’s the tax-cutting, jobs-growing, pro-life chief executive of a swing state that could represent the difference between victory and defeat for a GOP nominee. He’s also a proven winner. Since his first run for public office in 1978, Kasich never has lost an election — he’s eleven for eleven — and a few of his races have involved tough and scrappy triumphs that lesser candidates might not have pulled off.