Category Archives: Kasich
Donald Trump’s new advisor, Paul Manafort, told party leaders they would see his man evolve into a candidate of more “depth“. That was until The Donald decided Lying Ted and John Kasich were colluding against him. He said, “it shows how pathetic they are.”
I got the idea for this one when I heard Rush Limbaugh ruminating on how Ted Cruz must feel to find himself outflanked by Trump and joined at the hip to cranky Kasich the insider.
Cruz was the original outsider candidate. There’s a Senate full of Republicans who hate him as proof.
Jeffrey Lord, a Cruz fan, has a column about this came to pass. He thinks Cruz should have teamed with Trump. Instead he blew it by going mainstream with Kasich.
Trump lights the lamp in the New York Primary. The Donald won 89 delegates with 60.4% of the vote. Kasich won 4 delegates with 25.1%, and the senator formerly known as Lying Ted won zero delegates with 14.5% of the vote.
The Donald is having trouble playing by the rules. Republican party rules say you need 1,237 delegates to win the nomination of the first ballot. Trump says the rules are rigged by the party elite.
As of now Trump leads with 743 to 545 for Cruz. Kasich is hanging in with 143. You can get an updated count here.
Each state makes its own rules for awarding delegates and smarty pants Cruz knows the rules. After all, if you can’t figure out how to win in Colorado how will you beat Isis?
And Rubio’s dad was a bartender. Look where he ended up. Stomped.
Ed Rollins points out that Rubio “dropped like a rock” since he we was the establishment rock star four weeks ago. He says it’s between Trump and Cruz now.
Here’s Ann Coulter:
One would have to search the history books to find a party establishment so emphatically rejected by the voters as today’s Republican Party has been.
Between them, Trump and Cruz have won 77 percent of the delegates (1,067). The donor-approved, mass immigration advocates, John Kasich and the (late, lamented) Marco Rubio, have 23 percent.
Kasich does have one thing the remaining Freshman Senator and the Billionaire Blowhard don’t have – a resume. He’s a successful two term Governor of a traditional swing state and a tax cutting, budget balancing former chairman of the House Budget committee.
Trump credits Ohio’s surplus to fracking, not Kasich. And The WSJ’s Daniel Henninger say’s the 1997 federal balanced budget deal collapsed when the dot com bubble burst. Still, on this St. Paddy’s day, Henninger holds out a wee dram of hope for Kassich:
After many productive, honorable years in politics, John Kasich has made it to the national semifinals. But the GOP’s Last Governor is going to have to find another gear to win this.