Gov. John Kasich held on till the bitter end of the Republican primary last year in hopes he might score a million to one chance at wresting the nomination from Donald Trump.
Alas, it wasn’t to be, in large part because the historically wide field ensured that everyone did his level best to knock the others out of the race and clear the field for Trump.
But that certainly won’t be the case in 2020 and maybe not even in 2024.
That may be why Kasich has been making increasingly provocative statements of late that hint at the possibility of a primary run or a third party run for the White House.
With plenty of centrist Republicans and Democrats disenchanted both with the Trump administration and the leftist Democrat Party, a center party may be in the cards.
Here’s more from Axios…
“If the party can’t be fixed … I’m not going to be able to support the party. Period. That’s the end of it … But have I given up? No,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said to CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday.
The bottom line: Kasich has been one of President Trump’s most vocal opponents within the party, and some point to him as a likely primary challenger in 2020. But Kasich seems to be toying with the idea of leaving the GOP entirely — though he said for now he remains committed to trying to change it from within.