With the establishment now fully committed to flouting the will of the voters in order to handpick it’s nominee at the Republican party convention this summer the buzz is already beginning. The meme has been floating around with growing frustration over the Donald Trump led uprising but once the votes had been tallied on Super Tuesday and the establishment candidates were soundly trounced it broke into the open. Mitt Romney – the man who just won’t go away – gave a big anti-Trump speech on Thursday in which he basically implored conservatives to split the vote so as to deny any candidate the required 1,237 delegates to seal the nomination. Romney then hit the Sunday morning gabfest circuit to continue to get national face time as the idea gets pushed and was joined by Mr. Fourth Place himself John Kasich.
According to the Columbus Dispatch “Brokered GOP convention ‘will be very cool,’ Kasich says”:
One day after he came in last in three out of four nominating contests and pundits pondered a race between Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire Donald Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich appeared on two Sunday talk shows send a message: It isn’t over yet.
“We continue to pick up delegates,” Kasich insisted on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC. “We’ve now moved more to my territory.”
Kasich, who has currently amassed 35 delegates, is banking on two quickly approaching dates: March 8, when Michigan and other states will collectively distribute 150 GOP delegates, and March 15, when Ohio and Florida have winner-take-all contests and in all, 367 delegates are at stake. The GOP nominee will need 1,237 delegates to win.
After that, Kasich is predicting something that hasn’t happened for Republicans since 1948 – a brokered convention. Gerald Ford entered 1976 without enough delegates to secure the nomination, but ultimately prevailed on the first ballot.
Kasich said such a convention “will be very cool,” and assured Stephanopoulos that a brokered convention would not, in fact, split the Republican Party apart.
“I think at the end of the day, the Republican Party is a reflection of the nominee,” he said. “ We’ll bring the party together. I really don’t worry about that.”
Many have wondered why Kasich has persisted in staying in the race despite his inability to appeal to voters and numbers that have been consistently dismal since the beginning of the race. The answer may be pretty simple in that he is the sitting governor of the very state in which the convention is going to be held and therefore a key player in making sure that “very cool” becomes a reality.