Ohio Gov. John Kasich made an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, and spoke on the possibility of a brokered Republican convention.
When asked about his possible path to the White House, Kasich stated that he believed the Republican presidential nominee would be decided at a brokered convention — and that it could be him chosen.
Hannity asked Kasich directly, “You think it’s going to be a brokered convention?”
“I do,” replied Kasich, who predicted his win in Ohio would make it highly unlikely any candidate could win the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the GOP nomination before the July 2016 Republican presidential convention in Cleveland.
Kasich currently trails Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by 2.5% in Ohio, according to recent polls.
“What do you say to people who support rivals — I won’t mention any names — let’s say candidate A is close, candidate B is significantly behind,” Hannity asked. “Will candidate A supporters be angry if he doesn’t win?”
“You have to do it right,” Kasich clarified, before stating that his only fear of a brokered convention is that it would be taken over by the establishment.
“Could you think of anything cooler than a [brokered] convention?” said Kasich.
– The Horn editorial staff