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Did Donald Trump and John Kasich agree to a secret deal?

March 18, 2016

  John Kasich is apparently going to stay in the Presidential race for the long haul despite the fact that he cannot win enough delegates to secure the nomination before the convention. So the question is why? One theory which has been put forth is that as the only purely establishment candidate left in the race he is working with the Republican establishment to help ensure there is a brokered convention so that Donald Trump can be denied the nomination.

  I tend to agree with that theory however Dick Morris has another interesting theory and this latest national poll might lend some credence to it. Here is more on that poll:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters finds Trump with 43% support to Senator Ted Cruz’s 28% and Ohio Governor John Kasich’s 21%. Just five percent (5%) of GOP voters like some other candidate, and three percent (3%) remain undecided.

  As you can see, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are almost evenly splitting the anti-Trump vote. If John Kasich were to drop out of the race, as he should, we would see a much closer race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. This brings us back to Dick Morris’s theory:

Former Clinton White House adviser and political analyst Dick Morris shared his theory with host Dennis Michael Lynch, explaining how he thinks a secret deal has been reached between Trump and Kasich, potentially opening the door for Kasich to be named VP if Trump wins the nomination.

“I suspect there may be a quiet, secret, behind-the-scenes understanding reached between Trump and Kasich, where Kasich stays in the race, siphons off enough votes, and Trump is the nominee,” Morris said.

“People were talking about Kasich being in the race to cause a brokered convention. That’s the exact opposite of the truth. If he stays in the race, he will make a brokered convention very unlikely because Trump will win those delegates,” he continued.

“Where everybody gets it wrong is they don’t understand that in the Republican primaries, you have a few states that are winner-take-all, but most of the states that remain are winner-take-most, which means Trump would walk away with the vast bulk of the delegates were it a three-way race,” Morris added.

    So which, if either, scenario is true? As I wrote above I believe John Kasich is staying in the race to try to usher in a brokered convention however Dick Morris makes a great argument and I would not be surprised if a deal has been reached between the two.

  At this point I do not know which theory is true but I do know this: John Kasich is not in the race at this point because he thinks he can become President. He is in the race because he as an ulterior motive, but what is his motive? Which do you all think is true?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2016 9:21 pm

    Either way, he is scum.

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  2. colddeadhandsdays permalink
    March 19, 2016 2:29 am

    What????? He’s scum? What’s Hillery? You Cruz Bots are sad. Every damn word out of that Canadian bastards mouth is a lie. He’s totally backed by and in bed with big $$…Trump is his own man, can’t be blamed for any of the bad shit that’s been going down in Washington and the 40 years of lies, betrayal of the American people yet he’s scum? People like you are fucking idiots.

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    • March 19, 2016 5:15 am

      I think he was calling Kasich scum and not Trump. If you read the end of my post you will see I stated Kasich was not in the race because he believes he can still become President and I asked which of the two scenarios I presented did people believe was Kasich’s real purpose for saying in the race. It was that question Bunkerville was answering.

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      • March 19, 2016 7:37 am

        True. Kasich is scum. He said he should probably have run as a Democrat.

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      • March 19, 2016 6:37 pm

        It was easy to figure out who you were calling scum, but that would have required reading the entire post before commenting…

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