HENNIKER, N.H. – After a town hall at New England College, Gov. John Kasich divided himself from the Republicans who are swearing to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran – and the smaller number who’ve expressed some sympathy for a Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses.

Kasich told Politico’s Eli Stokols that he would want to see the standing of the offer, and Iran’s adherence, in January 2017.

Asked if that mean he would not “Tear up” the deal, Kasich said he didn’t “Know what that means.” Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio have said they would terminate the deal; Donald Trump has opposed it while granting that “Ripping it up” would be hard.

“What I’ll tell you if they’re breaking the deal, at that stage, I’d slap on the sanctions and try to convince other people to take action,” said Kasich.

In a subsequent interview with The Washington Post, Kasich was even more dismissive of another headline-grabbing problem: Asked about Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who’s refusing to issue marriage licenses, Kasich halted the question.

A spokesman said that Kasich was referring to his reaction to Obergefell v. Hodges.

In other words: Kasich desired Kim Davis to do her job.