The Old Well Runs Dry

Republicans thought a tried-and-true issue--tax cuts--would boost their popularity. Wrong again

Naomi Radford knew she recognized the man sitting at the next table. She couldn't place his name, but she had seen his boyish face and mop-top hair on TV, and she knew he was running for President. Now he was right beside her, talking to a reporter at a cafe in Fort Dodge, Iowa. So Radford interrupted him, and John Kasich, the 46-year-old Republican Congressman from Ohio, stopped quartering his French toast to listen to her. A widow with an eye infection, Radford, 73, told Kasich she was struggling every month to pay for her prescriptions. One cost $81 to fill,...

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