Having suffered badly in terms of reputations as well as credibility over the cataclysmic fall of Prince Marco, the establishment is about to go all in for John Kasich. The sitting governor of Ohio won his home state on Super Tuesday III which is something that the once heralded “future” of the Republican Party didn’t do in Florida. Tuesday was the night when the Lehman Brothers banker and globalist trade deal supporting Washington insider became the chosen man when it comes to quelling the Trump revolution.
The Washington Post is already selling the coming reassertion of establishment control in the story “Kasich wins Ohio with an eye toward a contested convention”:
Gov. John Kasich won his home state’s winner-take-all primary on Tuesday, rescuing his campaign for the presidency and becoming the last Republican candidate acceptable to the party’s nerve-racked establishment.
“Tomorrow, I’m going to Philadelphia,” he said at a victory party at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland’s suburbs. “We’re going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination.
In a campaign memo Tuesday night, Kasich strategist John Weaver pointed to internal data that found supporters of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would break to the Ohio governor by 3 to 1. “With the electoral map shifting significantly in our favor, Governor Kasich is positioned to accumulate a large share of the almost 1,000 remaining delegates,” he said.
Note how it is now a “contested” convention rather than a “brokered” convention. It’s a bit of Frank Luntz’s Goebbels style of word trickery that makes the establishment screwing of Trump and the flouting of the will of the voters easier to market to the masses of asses. Despite losing scores of contests in which he was nowhere near competitive it’s perfectly clear why Kasich has made the final three. He controls a good deal of the political machinery in the state that the Republican convention will be held in and that’s like money in the bank. Wall Street and the Chamber of commerce have their bases covered – just as they always do in our hijacked democracy.
In an interesting footnote the Superman of the Beltway – reluctant Paul Ryan – may be warming to the idea of being considered as the convention nominee after getting his nose bloodied in the latest round of budget battles.