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Kasich To Bow Out Of 2016 Race

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor John Kasich celebrates in front of his wife Karen (L) and daughter Reese (2nd L) after winning the Ohio primary Republican presidential election at a campaign rally in Berea, Ohio March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

2016 GOP candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich is set to make a televised statement at 5pm this afternoon. The New York Times, CNN, NBC News, and others report that he will announce the suspension of his campaign for president.

Kasich tried throughout this bizarre election cycle to position himself as the reasonable moderate in a horde of seething right-wingers. On the debate stage, he cultivated an air of optimism and levelheadedness, but couldn’t help but be swallowed up by bigger personalities. Kasich’s best moments came across as boring, and at his worst, he seemed disingenuous. His nice-guy persona covered up a history of extreme social conservatism, most evident in his myriad efforts to block access to abortion in Ohio.

While perhaps Kasich deserves some credit for his perseverance, one has to wonder how he honestly expected to win in the first place. He often cited polls that indicated he was the only GOP candidate capable of beating Hillary Clinton in a general election, but he failed to garner much enthusiasm, even as the Republican establishment scrambled to find a viable alternative to Donald Trump. Triumphing only his home state of Ohio, Kasich’s attention turned towards winning on the second ballot at a contested convention. Just last week, he and Ted Cruz made an alliance of sorts to split their efforts in the remaining state primaries in order to stop Trump from reaching the magic number of 1,237 delegates. It didn’t work.

With Cruz ending his presidential bid after yesterday’s Indiana primary, Donald Trump is now the lone Republican in the 2016 race. It seems the Party of Lincoln is finally united, but this is hardly the sort of union that Lincoln imagined.

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor John Kasich celebrates in front of his wife Karen (L) and daughter Reese (2nd L) after winning the Ohio primary Republican presidential election at a campaign rally in Berea, Ohio March 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein  

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    1. Siegfried Heydrich May 4, 2016

      Ummm . . . is that piece of really bad acting supposed to be impressive or something?

      Reply
  1. 1standlastword May 4, 2016

    Kasich’s bid failed because the GOP is not yet done destroying itself! They might be ready for someone like him in 20 years

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    1. CrankyToo May 4, 2016

      They may have been ready for him 20 years AGO, but not 20 years downstream. Hell, if the Greedy Old Pricks keep doing what they’re doing, there won’t be a Republican party 20 years hence.

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  2. yabbed May 4, 2016

    Now it’s time for Bernie to go home to VT and have a nap.

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  3. CrankyToo May 4, 2016

    Hey Kasich! How does it feel to know that, as odious and reprehensible as Trump is, 9 out of ten Repugnicans still prefer him to you?

    Don’t go away mad…. just go away.

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  4. Siegfried Heydrich May 4, 2016

    And the ultimate insult is that hardly anyone would notice or care.

    Reply
  5. Jmz Nesky May 5, 2016

    Wow! Looks like all the mice decided to vacate the ship in order to make room for one rat. Viva LaGOP.. The plot thickens.

    Reply

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