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Is the Republican establishment going to change the convention rules to give John Kasich a shot?

April 20, 2016

John Kasich  John Kasich is staying in the Republican primary although he has no shot of being awarded enough delegates before the convention to secure the nomination. He still has fewer delegates than Marco Rubio and how long ago did he drop out of the race?

  So why is he staying in the race? It is clear to me that he is in the race to stop both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump from reaching the 1,237 mark and I have been of the belief that he has struck some sort of deal with the Republican establishment.

  Back at the beginning of April John Kasich predicted a brokered convention which would “be so much fun” and he went on to claim he would win the nomination at this point even though very few people have voted for him. I speculated at that time that it sounded like John Kasich and the Republican establishment had reached some type of quid pro quo agreement if he were to stay in the race and usher in a brokered convention.

  We know the first thing the Republican establishment will do will be to meet and vote on the rules for the Republican convention and now Senator Alfonse D’Amato might have let the cat out of the bag.

  Here is what Shep Smith is reporting the Senator told him:

I saw Al D’Amato in the lobby today. Um, Senator Alfonse D’Amato. I saw him down there. And he said they will change the rules. He said, “Shepard, they will change the rules and it will give Kasich a shot.” Now he’s a Kasich supporter. And I told him, I said, “I’m going to quote you on this.” And he goes, “Go right ahead.” They are going to change the rules.

  At this point I think the likelihood of a deal moves beyond speculation and I am fairly certain the two sides have come to some sort of agreement: neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz are going to be the party’s nominee. The only question I have at this point is will it be John Kasich or will it be a person who is not in the race yet such as Paull Ryan or Mitt Romney?

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2016 8:52 pm

    My hunch Kasich. He is a congressional animal. I read McConnell is playing a big role. It figures. Down the rabbit hole we go.

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    • April 21, 2016 5:24 am

      At this point I think it is probably unlikely it would be Mitt or Ryan but the way this election cycle is going I wouldn’t bet on anything.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. April 20, 2016 9:15 pm

    Oh, I feel bad for you guys . . .



  3. April 20, 2016 9:59 pm

    Meet Trump 2.0: “Be Afraid, Anti-Trump Forces, Be Very Afraid”

    “Gone was “Lyin’ Ted.” In its place was “Senator Cruz.” Gone was the long-winded speech … Donald Trump 2.0 made his official debut Tuesday night following his sweeping victory in New York, …

    That version of Trump was markedly more disciplined, gentler and more appealing than the version of Trump we’ve seen for much of the last year. … ” from via WaPo

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 21, 2016 5:26 am

      That didn’t last long, “lyin Ted was back again yesterday. Although he says he is going to hire a speechwriter.


  4. Lou222 permalink
    April 21, 2016 9:35 am

    At this point, do any of us really know what is going on? I will say that nothing the RNC does will be a surprise. I wanted them to stand their ground, but this is not what I had in mind. I meant against the other side, not us. Guess they did not get the memo.
    Ot: my laptop has shut me out, cannot put in my password. Am using my tablet, I do not like having to use my tablet! Will take the laptop to get the virus out that must be causing my problem. Thought I had enough problems, apparently not. On the bright side, I have a working comma on the tablet, haha.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lou222 permalink
      April 21, 2016 5:05 pm

      Appar en

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    • Lou222 permalink
      April 21, 2016 5:08 pm

      Damn keypad on the tablet! My friend checked and said some of the laptops keys were sticking or not working, ordered another keypad. Until then I will fight with this virtual keypad on the tablet! Bear with me.

      Liked by 1 person

    • April 21, 2016 8:21 pm

      The ironic part of this whole thing is that if the GOP had stood up to Obama this way they wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place, they have nobody to blame but themselves.


      • April 21, 2016 9:26 pm

        But they told us they are the “Go Along to Get Along Party”. They do not have a platform other than being me to. They are in office for one reason only – accept payments from lobbyist. They should all be tarred and feathered!

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      • April 22, 2016 7:36 pm

        I agree 100%!


    • April 21, 2016 8:22 pm

      I hope you get it worked out! Tablets and smartphones are great for keeping up with the news but when it comes to typing you simply cannot beat a laptop.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lou222 permalink
        April 22, 2016 8:24 am

        It is already old! It is so slow in comparison to the laptop. Hopefully only til about Tuesday, then will have the laptop fixed.

        Liked by 1 person

      • April 22, 2016 7:37 pm

        Good luck! I hope you get it back soon!


  5. April 21, 2016 9:50 am

    Here is a projection as to how Trump gets to the magic number. Remember Carson controls 9 delegates and I am sure he will negotiate with Trump. No way does he want to lose this valuable asset.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Bob permalink
    April 22, 2016 9:22 pm

    This will be the end of the Republicans. And probably the end of the United States. They’re going to finish destroying our country. That goes for the Republicans and the Democrats as well. Unfortunately I feel we will see bloodshed. God help our children and our grandkids. And may God destroy them before they destroy our country! 98% of the politicians are criminals and have sold us out. But the Romans and the Pharisees did the same thing to Jesus.

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