Anyone that remembers the 2016 primaries remembers John Kasich, the “moderate” Republican who couldn’t win, wouldn’t go away and shouldn’t have run in the first place.
Kasich ran as a Republican who didn’t really like Republicans and had nothing but contempt for ordinary voters. His biggest constituency was among Democrats and RINO’s who thought that Marco Rubio was “too conservative.” (Really?)
Kasich had been making noise about challenging Trump in the primaries, but on Wednesday, he gave up the idea. Breitbart has the story:
“I don’t get into things that I don’t think I can win,” Kasich reportedly told the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon, according to cleveland.com. “And I think right now, today, inside the Republican Party, I can’t beat him [Trump] in a primary.”
Kasich, whom Trump defeated in 2016 and who never endorsed Trump’s presidential candidacy, has been making trips to New Hampshire and getting booked on Sunday morning news shows to embrace the chattering class’s speculation about a potential primary challenge.
Anti-Trump Republicans like Arnold Schwarzenegger and media elites have been urging Kasich to primary Trump, repeatedly trying their best to hype up Kasich and his visits to early voting states like New Hampshire.
Kasich never had a chance of winning last time, but that didn’t stop him from running. It’s more likely that lack of funding rather than common sense is the driving factor keeping him out of the race. Either way, good riddance.
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