Kasich's win returns power to the GOP after a four-year hiatus. Strickland's election in 2006 ended 16 years of Republican rule. And if Kasich -- who in recent stops dubbed his campaign "The New Way for Ohio" -- stays true to his promises to deliver dramatic changes, Ohio figures to be a different place in a short period under his leadership.This race is crucial for 2012. Ohio is a bellweather state that is swinging for the GOP right now — I'll be curious to see if Obama mentions it in his victory speech. Kasich, a former Fox news personality, has a pretty strong Republican legislature to back him up, meaning that the GOP could get a few knocks in before the Presidential race comes around. He's hinted at axing a few federal agencies, which could set an example on the national level.