South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who dropped out of the GOP primary race in December, said recently the choice between Cruz and Trump was “like being shot or poisoned”. Trump, with 329 delegates, must garner 52 percent.
But Kasich spoke as well of 1976, when Ronald Reagan challenged President Gerald Ford for the nomination.
The best chance for any of them seems to be keeping Trump from clinching, creating a contested convention that would open up hope for other candidates. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen.
“I want John Kasich to be the next nominee of the Republicans and also to be the next president of the United States”, Schwarzenegger said via the social platform on Sunday.
Donald Trump is expected to win most of Michigan’s delegates, likely garnering 30 or more of the 59 available.
Kansas, Kentucky and ME all hold caucuses today, while Louisiana goes to the voting booth just two days after Trump traded low-blow insults with Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in the delegate count. Trump has thus far secured 382 to Cruz’s 300 delegates.
“Is (keeping Trump from clinching) mathematically possible?” “Is it realistically possible?” He said should he win OH, he’ll need 68 percent more of the delegates to win.
Kasich is betting it all on OH, saying if he doesn’t win there, he won’t be back. Kasich has yet to win a contest in the GOP primary and finished dismally in most Super Tuesday states.
Schwarzenegger says Kasich “kicked some serious butt” during his 18 years in Washington, when he helped balance the federal budget, and he says Kasich is keeping the American Dream alive in Ohio. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday morning had Trump at 41, Cruz at 22, Rubio at 17 and Kasich at 13.
“That’s a really attractive shirt”, Kasich said at one point to a young attendee wearing a University of MI sweatshirt. “For the first month I slept in the jacket, you know”. “I know for a fact”.
Katich is the only one of the four candidates to have won no states. Gerald Ford entered 1976 without enough delegates to secure the nomination, but ultimately prevailed on the first ballot.
“I think that the office of president requires a certain level of dignity”, Amy said.
Even the news media, which has ignored Mr. Kasich’s calm, positive, policy-focused campaign while lavishing attention on childish attacks, conceded that Mr. Kasich had a good night.
As of Friday, Rubio’s Conservative Solutions PAC had spent nearly $5.3 million on-air in his home state.