May 4, 2016

WHAT’S ONE MORE DEFEAT? Kasich Campaign: Our Defeat in Indiana Won’t Alter Our Plans.

John Kasich’s presidential campaign announced Tuesday evening that the Ohio governor has no intention of dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination, despite the increasing likelihood that front-runner Donald Trump will secure the nomination before the party’s summer convention.

“Tonight’s results are not going to alter Gov. Kasich’s campaign plans,” Kasich’s chief strategist, John Weaver, said in a statement.

“Our strategy has been and continues to be one that involves winning the nomination at an open convention. The comments from Trump, on the verge of winning in Indiana, heighten the differences between Governor Kasich and his positive, inclusive approach and the disrespectful ramblings from Donald Trump.”

Trump won the Indiana primary easily Tuesday night, guaranteeing him at least 30 of the state’s 57 delegates and putting him within reach of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination.

Well, if Kasich’s plans ever involved winning most of the primaries, I’m sure he’s moved on by now.

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