As the attacks on Donald Trump from the Established Political Class in Washington intensify, it’s starting to get more clear who the GOP Establishment want to nominate to run for President.
According to Politico:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich sees the prospect of a contested Republican National Convention as “so cool,” contending he’d be a strong pick if there were an open contest this summer in Cleveland.
“It’s going to be so much fun,” Kasich said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Kids will spend less time focusing on [Justin] Bieber and [Kim] Kardashian and more time focusing on how we elect presidents,” he said. “It’ll be so cool.”
Kasich is now in third place, far behind New York real estate mogul Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the race for the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the GOP presidential nomination and would need a contested convention to win.
So far, Kasich has won only his home state of Ohio. But in an open convention, he predicted delegates would flock to him for his experience and electability.
“There’s two strong things I have going for me. Number one, I beat Hillary Clinton in virtually every poll,” Kasich said. “And, secondly, look at the record…I believe that a convention would look at somebody like me and that why I think I’m going to be the nominee.”
It’s interesting to see the strategy unfold as the major GOP establishment players met over the last few weeks to discuss taking down Donald Trump and ensuring he doesn’t get the nomination. Now we’re seeing lots of different parts of the strategy. This one seems to be to keep Governor Kasich in the race to keep Trump from getting too many delegates, and to possibly receive the nomination from the party.
Whatever the GOP is up to, it’s surely no good and certainly not democratic or congruent with the Constitution. The next couple months will sure be interesting.
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