Eighteen years as a U.S. congressman never yielded Dave Hobson a view quite like the one he has at the Republican National Convention.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever been a delegate,” said Hobson, of Springfield, in an interview with AM 1290 News 95.7 WHIO. “It’s the first time I’ve ever had a seat. They don’t treat congressman very well here because this is about delegates.”
But now that he’s on the floor he doesn’t exactly love the view. It’s been the same for Ohioans like Gov. John Kasich.
“I think John’s got a hard time endorsing Trump, which I don’t think he’ll do,” Hobson said. “I think a lot of women in his family aren’t happy with Trump, as a lot of people are including me.”
“So I think this has been a difficult time for John,” he said. “He wanted this to be a truly happy time and the Trump people didn’t happen to be happy.”
There are things that Hobson — like so many Ohio Republicans — wish to see from the man who could be president.
“I think we want to see him show leadership qualities other than being a TV program star,” he said. “We want to see confidence that we can have in him if he’s on the button.”
“I want him to give them hope for the future and the future of this country for my children and my grandchildren,” Hobson said.
“And I don’t see that,” he said. “I just see anger.”
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