Donald Trump may be counting on his supporters’ lack of understanding of how American politics work, claiming that if John Kasich would just drop out he would win, “automatically.”
In West Allis, Wisconsin, the frontrunner actually said, “If I didn’t have Kasich, I automatically win.” He also claimed the candidate is “in [his] way,” something the spoiled mogul is not used to dealing with and that apparently is getting his panties in a bunch.
Trump is now trying to bully the number 3 Republican into leaving the race, whining petulantly that it is unfair that Kasich is still in the running when he has only won one state, and that was his home state of Ohio. Unfair or not, Kasich has pledged to go all the way to the summer convention, and though he currently has no chance at securing the GOP nomination through either the popular vote or delegates, he is helping to stop the disease we call Trump from sewing it up.
Kasich is the sanest of the GOP hopefuls, which is like saying he is the sanest of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (not counting the cop), but he is handily holding on to moderate republicans who just can’t sign on to Ted Cruz’s religious zealot crazy train or bring themselves to support the fascist Donald Trump. That is probably his one and only real contribution to this year’s presidential nominee fracas.
According to Trump, Kasich could ask to be considered at the July GOP convention in Cleveland even if he stopped competing against Trump in the remaining nominating contests. Gee, could that once again signal Trump’s desperation? Trump needs a guy with only one state and a handful of delegates to drop out because it is unfair to him? Trump apparently even took his school-yard style whine of ‘unfair’ to the Republican National Convention when he “shared his concerns with committee officials at a meeting in Washington this past week.”
In a blast of clarity, Kasich’s campaign countered with the reminder that neither Trump nor Ted Cruz would have enough delegates to win the nomination outright in Cleveland. So the contest will continue as it is, with him in it.
Kasich spokesman Chris Schrimpf hit back with the scathing comment:
Since he thinks it’s such a good idea, we look forward to Trump dropping out before the convention.
We probably can’t hope for that, since April first passed without an announcement that Trump’s entire campaign has been a hoax, but it sure has a nice ring to it. The fascist Trump apparently can’t handle competition even it that competition isn’t in the same zip code of effectiveness as himself at riling up the hateful and bigoted conservative crowds as he is.
Of course, the political newb Ben Carson, who bent over to kiss the Donald’s shiny bald spot as soon as he himself dropped out, is supporting his liege Trump in spreading doom and gloom about the RNC Convention. On Good Morning America Carson said, “we have major problems brewing,” and that it would be a “disaster” if the Republican party were to try to present ANY alternates to Trump or Cruz, but who listens to the “grain surgeon” anyway? There is a reason he dropped out.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4dJVRSsR7E&w=854&h=480]
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