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Yes, it’s likely that Cruz will pick Kasich for VP

Just read this article advising Cruz to select Kasich for VP. Yes, it makes a lot of sense for Cruz to do that. Cruz, like Trump, needs to assuage the establishment, and then you add in the fact that Kasich has hand-picked the 66 delegates from Ohio which gives him a pretty decent-sized powerbase at the convention. Assuming Kasich wants the job.

Also, it’s a smart pick for the general election. Grumpy old men make great vice presidential candidates, plus by now he has been thoroughly vetted. Cruz is definitely smart, he knows what he’s doing. Cruz is not going to pick a Dan Quayle or a Sarah Palin.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 31, 2016 at 10:06 AM

Posted in Politics

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  1. At the very least, Cruz/Kasich is much more likely to happen than Kasich making a deal with Trump. In that scenario, Cruz would simply offer him the same deal and Kasich would probably find Cruz less distasteful. This is worth remembering in a scenario where Kasich is the kingmaker.

    Greg Pandatshang

    March 31, 2016 at 10:27 AM

  2. Kasich is the backup quarterback. Everybody likes the backup quarterback until he actually gets in the game and shows why he is the backup.

    Anyways, if Cruz picks mr “Amnesty in the first 100 days” he can forget about winning the Trump voters over.

    Kasich failed to get 50% in his own Ohio. He’ll ad nothing to the ticket.


    March 31, 2016 at 10:32 AM

  3. So your position is now that Cruz is the most likely to win the nomination right? Would you care to break down the probabilities? How do you see it? Cruz 50% Trump 35% someone else 15%?


    March 31, 2016 at 10:32 AM

  4. I am increasingly angry with the pinheads in Ohio who voted for Cucksich and who now qualify as the stupidest Americans in 2016.


    March 31, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    • Ohio bucked the anti-establishment mood sweeping the country. Not only did they vote for Kasich (when Florida didn’t vote for their home state GOPe candidate Rubio) they also voted for Hillary over Sanders. Unlike the rest of the country,it would appear Ohio loves the status quo and wants business as usual to continue indefinitely.

      Jay Fink

      March 31, 2016 at 4:30 PM

  5. Weird analysis. First, Kasich doesn’t come across as grumpy or old. Certainly Cruz himself appears older. As fast help in the general election, I don’t see it. As some here have said before me, hardcore cons see Kasich merely as a less dorky Jeb, so he wouldn’t get Cruz 70% of the white male vote. I think Cruz should get that woman who was governor of Arizona, tough on immigration, whatsername?


    March 31, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    • Kasich is 18 years older than Cruz, and as grumpy as they come in politics. (Although I suspect that Kasich had some anti-grumpiness training from political/PR consultants before he started running for president.)

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 31, 2016 at 11:04 AM

  6. I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but Palin was far from being John McCain’s first choice. He wanted Joe Lieberman to be his VP pick. The GOP brass shot that down, they wanted a proper Republican.

    After a period of fighting Palin was a last minute compromise pick. On paper it looked like a good idea. She was a young, popular, female governor.

    So I think you should be prepared for a giant mistake instead of the obvious choice. I’m pretty sure that Karl Rove has fantasies of being saved by a rugged spanish man. He’ll be pushing for that.


    March 31, 2016 at 2:25 PM

  7. Yes, it’s likely that Cruz will pick Kasich for VP

    Their combined delegate might still fall short of a majority; and that’s before taking into account the effect of a scandal over his affairs.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    March 31, 2016 at 8:03 PM

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