Kasich Hopes to Rejoin ‘Old Dudes’ on TV

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state’s choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has his sights set on returning to the media when his gig in politics is over.

Kasich, a former congressman and Republican presidential candidate in 2000, hosted “Heartland with John Kasich” on Fox News from 2001 to 2007 and was a guest host for “The O’Reilly Factor” before being elected governor in 2010. He told the Ohio Newspaper Association today that he’s thinking about getting back to TV when he leaves office because of how much he enjoyed it.

“I would hope someday that I’ll be back,” Kasich said during a speech in Columbus. “80 is the new 60, so we’ll see. I keep watching all these old dudes that are on TV.”

Kasich, who is running for a second term this year and is mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016, also said he’s contemplating another book. He has written three others, mostly recently “Every Other Monday, Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith and Friendship” in 2010 about his Bible study group.

The governor didn’t spell out specifics but said the book would focus on “the fact that nothing good is ever lost, and the things that we do that we might think are insignificant really do matter.”

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