Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who’s coming in fourth of four in the Republican primary race for presidency, strayed from party line and popular logic while discussing the idea of a brokered convention with ABC News, outright asking the host at one point: What’s the big deal with that?
He also thought it was a done deal – that no single Republican candidate was going to have the required number of delegates to avoid a contested convention.
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“George,” he said, during an interview on “This Week” with host George Stephanopoulos, “no one is going to have the numbers.”
He then went on, Politico reported: “What’s the big deal about that, other than it’s exciting? Think about how much education our kids are going to get, about the way in which we pick a president. … I think it will be very cool.”
Kasich made the remarks in context of discussing his fourth-place showing in both national and most state polls, behind Donald Trump and Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Stephanopoulos brought up Michigan, where Kasich had hoped to do well but polls pointed otherwise.
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