John Kasich has been elected governor of Ohio, balanced a national budget as a congressman and gone toe-to-toe with Donald Trump. But is he the next Republican presidential candidate? As he’s trailing last in the race, does John stand a chance to win the GOP nomination?
Don’t call him an underdog, because John Kasich, 63, is in it to win it. Though he hasn’t scored off any huge victories like Donald Trump, 69, Ted Cruz, 45, or Marco Rubio, 44, could the man from the Buckeye State pull off the upset of the century and win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination?
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Right now, it doesn’t look so good. John has only 25 delegates. Compare that to Trump’s 329, Ted’s 231 and Marco’s 110. The next round of primaries will take place on March 5, with Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine up for grabs. Unfortunately for John, Donald is leading everywhere, according to Business Insider. Maybe the recent fights with Mitt Romney, 68, might slow down Trump but he looks to steamroll John, yet again.
The Ohio governor has been focusing his campaign on the Midwestern states, according to CNN, including Michigan. That state alone has 59 delegates in play. Sadly, John is only getting 8% of the support, despite the Detroit Free Press editorial board endorsing John.
While facing such overwhelming odds, John may not be campaigning for the nomination. It’s clear that John doesn’t like Donald, as he and Trump have fought numerous times during the Republican debates. John’s home state of Ohio holds her primary on March 15 and it’s a “winner take all,” and with 66 delegates available. John’s ultimate goal may be to block Trump from scoring any more delegates.
“If I win Ohio, [Donald’s] not going to be the nominee,” John said, according to MSNBC. “We are going to go to the convention [in Cleveland]. I’m going to be the nominee. Because I don’t know whether you noticed or not – it’s being held in Ohio. We plotted this all out.” However, Donald is five points ahead of John in Ohio. Uh, awkward.
If John fails to take Ohio, he says he’ll drop out and that will be the end of John’s White House goals. He shot down any chance that he would be someone’s vice president. “Zero chance, just stop there, zero chance,” John said, according to The Hill. “There is zero chance I will be anyone’s vice presidential candidate – period, end of story.”
Do you think John will pull off the biggest political upset in recent history, HollywoodLifers? Or do you think he’ll be out of the race before March is over?