To beat Trump, Kasich should defer race to Cruz

By: Brennan Kohls

Three people remain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination out of the 17 who started almost a year ago. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and businessman Donald Trump are fighting over who controls the top spot, but, unfortunately for Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is taking some of Cruz’s votes, giving Trump a slight edge over him.

In the latest Fox News poll, Trump leads with 41 percent, Cruz comes in at a close second with 38 percent and Kasich comes in dead last with 17 percent. In the last contest in Arizona, Kasich did not even place third. He fell behind Marco Rubio, who hadn’t even been in the race for two weeks due to early voting.

Kasich may seem like he’s in the race because he legitimately thinks he could win, even though it’s mathematically impossible to win all 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination, but he’s not. The real reason Kasich is still in the race is to keep Trump and Cruz from getting enough delegates to win the nomination outright. The only remaining establishment candidate is Kasich, as he is the most moderate, and the most likely not to stand up to Hillary Clinton.

This year’s election is the establishment’s absolute worst nightmare. They hate Trump, and they fear Cruz. The only way they can keep the both of them out of the White House is to get to a contested convention. If Trump or Cruz cannot secure enough delegates, the race will go to a contested convention, which at this point is a 50/50 chance as Trump will have to win more than 50 percent of the remaining votes, while his cap is around 45 to 47 percent. Cruz will have to win more than 80 percent of the remaining vote, and while not impossible, it’s a pretty daunting task, but Kasich is taking significant votes from Cruz.

The only reason Kasich is in the race still is because the establishment wants to mess things up for the two outsiders Cruz and Trump. The Ohio governor has won one single state, his home state of Ohio and nothing else.

Cruz is the last hope to beat the former liberal Trump, but the establishment fears him. Cruz has disrupted “politics as usual” in Washington for the past three years. One of the latest examples was when Cruz called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a RINO (Republican In Name Only) and a liar on the senate floor in July of 2015. “I sat in my office. I told my staff the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie, and I voted based on those assurances that he made to each and every one of us,” Cruz said on raising the export-import bank from the dead.

The establishment has never liked Cruz, so they will keep Kasich in the race to take votes from him while also keeping Trump from winning the nomination, even though Kasich places last every single time.

But in order to stop Trump, Kasich has to drop out. Cruz is the only one who has successfully beaten Trump, but the establishment fears him. They will keep RINO Kasich in the election and force a contested convention just to keep Cruz or Trump from getting the nomination.

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