Ohio governor John Kasich won his home state in Tuesday’s primary. That is the only state that he has won. He is woefully far behind in the delegate count. He is so far behind in fact that he would need 112% of the remaining delegates to win the Republican nomination.
Despite the statistical impossibility to win the nomination outright, Kasich is staying in the race until the end. According to Breitbart, Kasich’s entire plan to win the presidency hinges on a brokered convention. His only reason for continuing to run is to see that neither Donald Trump or Ted Cruz get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates.
“No candidate will win 1,237 delegates,” Kasich’s campaign manager said in a statement. After winning Ohio, Kasich reaffirmed his plan. “This is all I got,” Kasich said. “We are going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination.
Unfortunately for the Republican party if it were to come down to the convention, it means that despite the overwhelming majority of Republicans voting for Trump and Cruz, the establishment Republicans would get to choose who they want to be their nominee despite the will of the American people.
Ignoring the will of the American people would be incredibly damaging to the Republican party. For a party that is already fractured, taking the nomination away from either of the two front runners could end up breaking the party for good.