Kasich Predicts Open Convention: ‘It’s Going To Be So Much Fun’
The only hope that John Kasich has to win his party’s nomination for the White House is as some kind of consolation-prize candidate in an open convention. And he seems thrilled about it.
“I believe that a convention will look at somebody like me, and that’s why I think I’m going to be the nominee,” he said to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week.
The Hill reports:
Kasich said he expects to continue gaining momentum and picking up delegates until the convention.
Kasich then touted his poll numbers in head-to-head match-ups against Democratic front-runnerHillary Clinton, saying he beats Clinton in “virtually every poll.”
“I’m the only one that does it on the Republican side,” he said.
He also talked about his record on job growth, adding he has international foreign policy knowledge and the experience to be a competitive candidate.
“We just have to keep going, and we’re going to have an open convention,” Kasich said.
“It’s going to be so much fun. Kids will spend less time focusing on Bieber and Kardashian and more time focusing on how we elect presidents. It will be so cool.”
Kasich said he thinks convention delegates will start to “feel the real weight” in choosing who the Republican nominee will be.
“They begin to realize that they are going to be held accountable, and they are going to be responsible for making sure we pick somebody who can be commander in chief, leader of the free world, and can beat Hillary Clinton in the fall,” Kasich said.
“And I’m the only one that consistently does it.”