John Kasich came out swinging Tuesday night during the fourth Republican presidential debate, and he won some unlikely praise -- although the bar was admittedly set low by his rivals.
Kasich and Bush, gotta give 'em credit on immigration, trying to start a "Republicans who believe in Reality" movement. Good luck with that.— Bill Maher (@Bill Maher)1447209749.0
I don't agree with Kasich on many issues. But he comes across as thoughtful and reasonable tonight. #GOPDebate— deray (@deray)1447208187.0
I disagree with John Kasich. But at least he's experienced and doesn't sound insane when he speaks.— Marc Lamont Hill (@Marc Lamont Hill)1447208141.0
However, Twitter conservatives trashed the Ohio governor after he slammed Donald Trump's plan to deport 11 million people as "silly," inhumane and logistically impossible.
How does John Kasich think they are law-abiding? The law-abiding people are the LEGAL immigrants.— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1447209277.0
John Kasich and Jeb Bush we are sick of illegals invading our towns, our cities, our borders. Repatriate them to their home countries now— Durie Foster Jr (@Durie Foster Jr)1447251306.0
@megynkelly Gov Kasich was FAR STAGE LEFT for a reason, hes also a total whiner. FOR THE CHILDREN? come on, is sally Struthers his advisor?— History Matters (@History Matters)1447220105.0
He's just worried about illegals getting their fair share. It's compassion for the children. Lol. *Adios, Kasich!* https://t.co/Sol6jdsWwM— K (@K)1447249197.0
Many conservatives complained that Kasich, who hosted a Fox News program for six years until he was elected governor, was given too much time to speak by Fox Business.
Thank god - Kasich is talking again. He's like a noise-enhancing headphones.— GregGutfeld (@GregGutfeld)1447213932.0
One clear takeaway - Kasich lost big. He annoyed everybody.— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl)1447216156.0
By my calculations, Kasich has had 57 minutes of speaking time tonight— Allahpundit (@Allahpundit)1447213656.0
I don't think Kasich got enough time tonight to chat.— GregGutfeld (@GregGutfeld)1447213718.0
@rupertmurdoch @realDonaldTrump Trump should have walked out. Your Moderators let Kasich take over. The other Candidates are owed an apology— Teresa (@Teresa)1447251220.0
Both rank-and-file and name-brand conservatives said Kasich's campaign was doomed after his debate performance.
.@patrick_caddell: John Kasich is finished after last night. #GOPDebate— Breitbart News (@Breitbart News)1447248215.0
Nobody wants this Moron who is a Marxist Progressive!! Step away idiot!! #pjnet #tcot https://t.co/ZxpU6pvyEq— Richard H. Gould (@Richard H. Gould)1447251190.0
The overwhelming consensus on conservative Twitter feeds tonight--Kasich cemented his fall.— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1447217906.0
Trump: B Carson: B Rubio: A Cruz: B Carly: C Jeb: D Rand: D Kasich: GO THE F*** AWAY ALREADY https://t.co/hAzoy0VhYY— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1447223458.0
Watch Kasich and Donald Trump argue over deporting millions of undocumented immigrants: