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Wed May 4, 2016, 12:07 PM

John Kasich suspending campaign: Source tells NBC News

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to suspend his run to be the GOP presidential nominee, a senior campaign advisor told NBC News on Wednesday.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/04/john-kasich-campaign-latest-news.html

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I'm kind of surprised - thought he was going to take on Trump 'till the end.

So it's the Democratic winner versus Trump - 100% official now.

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:09 PM

1. So much for the fun of watching a brokered GOP convention.

 

Hopefully they can still manage to make it a spectacle.

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:26 PM

7. I'm totally bummed. Now would be the ideal time for Trump to back out or something to

 

throw more gas on the fire.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #7)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:38 PM

8. That would be great -- if some unassailable scandal or something took Trump out now... nt

 

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Response to villager (Reply #8)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:39 PM

10. That's my new hope. But, I remain in disbelief that Trump is the last man standing, even just

 

among those clowns.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #10)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:40 PM

12. I wonder if there was similar "disbelief" in 20's-era Germany?

 


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Response to villager (Reply #12)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:41 PM

13. Terrifying thought.

 

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:10 PM

2. is THE rnc

Going to admit defeat?

And accept Drumpf?

If so, he has an even better chance of winning in Nov.

I think you all should vote in November for the Democrat as if it is life and death.

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:12 PM

3. Then they're crowning Trump the King of the Clown Car?

I'll be damned. This is one crazy, scary year in the GOP.

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:08 PM

4. The scandals finally got to him

 

Ohio knows.

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:09 PM

5. To the end? He got 7% yesterday. That was the end. n/t

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:25 PM

6. Kasic cares more about the party than himself, which is why he is dropping out.

 

Interesting concept that Bernie should take note of.

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Response to woolldog (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:38 PM

9. One of the few times

a lesson can be learned from a republican's example.

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Response to woolldog (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:39 PM

11. Interestingly, Bernie actually won the primary.

 

Kasich came in last.

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Response to villager (Reply #11)

Wed May 4, 2016, 01:48 PM

14. Kasic has no chance of winning except a contested convention.

 

Bernie has no chance of winning even with a contested convention, which it will not be because Clinton will win on the first ballot.

I get that it's hard to come this close and even still be winning states and drop out. But Sanders needs to think of the good of the country and the party. And please save the "GE polls show that Bernie does better against Trump!". Because that is irrelevant at this point. GE polls show that Kasic would do better than Trump against Democratic nominee and yet Kasic just dropped out because he had no shot of winning the primary.

The voters have made their decision that they prefer to go with a slightly less electable Clinton than Sanders (and this is accepting the flawed argument that Sanders stands a better chance than Clinton against Trump, which I don't buy). Hillary has 3 million more votes. The people have spoken. It's over. At this point Sanders' ego and the inability of his voters to admit that they've lost is actively hurting the country and making the prospect of a Trump presidency more real every day.

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Response to woolldog (Reply #14)

Wed May 4, 2016, 02:19 PM

15. There are still voters who clearly want a say, with Bernie. There weren't with Kasich.

 

I know it's quite fashionable to radically restrict voter choice, however.

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