John Kasich to Possibly Leave GOP if ‘Party Can’t be Fixed’

The Republican Party could be one member less than it is right now, and many more will follow suit if the GOP does not get their act together.

Governor John Kasich said in an interview on Sunday that he is floating the idea of leaving the Republican Party. That is, if they don’t get their heads out of their John brown behinds.

Fox News reports:

Kasich, who ran against President Trump in 2016, was the last man standing in Trump’s path for the presidency. He announced his decision to end his bid in May.

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Kasich is widely seen as a Republican moderate.

Kasich said in the interview with Jake Tapper on CNN, “If the party can’t be fixed, Jake, then I’m not going to be able to support the party,” he added “Period. That’s the end of it.”

He continued, ‘What I’m trying to do is struggle for the soul of the Republican Party the way that I see it, And I have a right to define it, but I’m not going to support people who are dividers.’

I must say that I agree with him. I would never join the Democratic Party, and Libertarians are too whiney about everything. However, the GOP is too worried about opposing Trump since he is not part of the establishment, and make it nearly impossible to get anything done.

Kasich failed to gain traction with GOP voters in a race dominated by Trump’s ability to seize on the electorate’s anger and disdain of political insiders. Although Kasich tried to pitch himself as the best Republican to take on Hillary Clinton, the weight of the anti-Trump faction never got behind him.

Viewed widely as a longshot candidate from the start, Kasich’s popularity shot up after his strong second-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary in early February. But from the South to the Midwest, many voters were captivated by his boisterous rivals, and his efforts to cast himself as a nicer alternative fell short.

Kasich added, “The spirit, the essence of America lies in the hearts and souls of us,” he concluded, “Some missed this message. It wasn’t sexy, it wasn’t a great soundbite.”

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