Kasich compares Trump's political experience to Obama's
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is blasting Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE’s lack of political experience, wondering on Sunday if Republican voters who support the GOP front-runner have “amnesia.”

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Kasich, who is challenging Trump for the Republican nomination, compared the business mogul to Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGeorge W. Bush honors father at benefit for hurricane victims Dem senator: ‘I miss every one of’ our last 5 presidents All five living former presidents appear at hurricane relief benefit concert MORE when the former senator ran for president in 2008.

“Republicans have run around for seven years saying this: ‘I can’t believe we picked a one-term United States senator who has no experience to be president,’” Kasich told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

"I just sometimes wonder whether the party’s got amnesia,” he added.

By contrast, Kasich touted his political experience not only as governor of Ohio, but also as a U.S. congressman for nearly two decades.

Trump is leading the Republican field with 35 percent support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls. While Kasich trails with only 1.8 percent support.

Despite the low poll numbers, Kasich said his campaign is “surging” and could be boosted by a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary.

“People just keep counting me out, they have all my career,” Kasich said. “We just keep plugging along.”

“I believe I’ll win the nomination if I come out of New Hampshire in a strong position,” he added.