Republican presidential candidate Kasich tells two young boys not to ''mess around with drugs'', as he suggests community trumps government in tackling the problem. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said on Saturday (February 13) that combatting drug use should start with the community, not government. Calling to the stage two young boys at a campaign event in Mauldin, South Carolina, the Ohio governor asked them to promise not to "mess around with drugs." "I promise," they replied. "That's how we beat drugs in our neighborhood," Kasich continued. "We've got to fight the scourge of drugs in our community. We can get a little help from the government, but it's up to us." On Saturday evening, Kasich will participate in a debate with his rivals, before voters go to the polls in South Carolina's Republican primary on February 20.