In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested that presidential candidates typically make "ridiculous" promises and focus less on solutions than on running "just to get elected."
"If we're running for these offices just to get elected, I mean, we're not running for class president," the 2016 hopeful said. "We're running to be the commander-in-chief and the leader of the United States of America. Grow up."
Kasich did not specifically name which 2016 candidates he believes to be leading offenders. But he suggested that he's willing to work across the aisle and focus on "problem solving" over rhetoric.
"We're not in this to get elected, we're in this to do the right thing," he said of his campaign.
Kasich, who is struggling to gain traction in national polls, isn't shying away from talking about his experience in Congress, and he's running on his ability to govern.