Consider this a sorely-needed palate cleanser as we approach the close of an acrimonious Republican battle in the state of South Carolina. Amid Trump feuding with the Pope (!), Cruz slamming Rubio over immigration and trade (ahem), Rubio's camp hammering Cruz over what they call dishonesty and dirty tricks, and Jeb Bush's exasperation boiling over, here is Ohio Gov. John Kasich hugging a young man who drove up from Georgia to tell his story:
A sweet, uplifting moment from the campaign trail. Kasich, by the way, has made hugging supporters something of a hallmark of his campaign. Kasich sits in fifth place in the Palmetto State, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average. He is within less than a point of fourth-place Jeb Bush.