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Monday, September 19, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's war with the national Republican Party exploded into the open Sunday night, when his top adviser thrashed GOP leader Reince Priebus and hinted that the presidential election may be out of reach for Donald Trump. The statement, issued on official campaign letterhead, followed remarks by Priebus earlier Sunday suggesting the party might block the Ohio governor from running for president again because he has refused to support Trump. "Thankfully, there are still leaders in this country who put principles before politics," said John Weaver, Kasich's adviser, adding, "The idea of a greater purpose beyond oneself may be alien to political party bosses like Reince Priebus, but it is at the center of everything Governor Kasich does."

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Trump didn't make the Minnesota ballot. Add Ohio and the vote is over.

#1 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-09-19 10:50 AM | Reply

This is a spectacularly dumb time for Reince Priebus to be picking a fight with John Kasich.

Sometimes it feels like the worst thing that could happen for Trump and the RNC is success. When things are looking up for either one, they find a way to screw it up. Trump's been out of his mind since Wednesday night, insulting a black pastor who invited him to speak, pulling the birther press conference stunt and ranting and raving on Twitter.

Now Reince is threatening to prevent Kasich and Jeb Bush from running for president in the GOP primary in the future?

He didn't stop Trump, a non-Republican, but he's going to block two prominent current/former Republican governors from major states? What a weird place to draw the line.

#2 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-19 10:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good for Kasich for not automatically falling in line when he doesn't want to. Blind partisans are the worst.

#3 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2016-09-19 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm not a fan of Kasich and haven't voted for him, but his stance on Trump places him head and shoulders above Sen. Portman, who is like others in the 'support but not endorse' camp...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2016-09-19 12:12 PM | Reply

Trump didn't make the Minnesota ballot. Add Ohio and the vote is over.

#1 | POSTED BY NUTCASE AT 2016-09-19 10:50 AM | FLAG:

www.nationalreview.com

Eventually it did.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2016-09-19 12:20 PM | Reply

Priebus's job is on way thinner ice than Kasich. It's obvious who will win this battle.

and his name sucks.

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2016-09-19 01:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He [Preibus] didn't stop Trump, a non-Republican, but he's going to block two prominent current/former Republican governors from major states? -- #2 | Posted by rcade

Yeah, but Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was booted, and Preibus still has his job.

#7 | Posted by Phoenix at 2016-09-19 01:23 PM | Reply

Good for Kasich for not automatically falling in line when he doesn't want to. Blind partisans are the worst.

#3 | POSTED BY LIVE_OR_DIE

There is a reason I was hoping Kasich would get the nomination and make a long time Democrat like me vote Republican. But alas, the GOP picked a candidate so awful anyone looks better in comparison.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-09-19 02:06 PM | Reply

Good for Kasich for not automatically falling in line when he doesn't want to. Blind partisans are the worst.

#3 | POSTED BY LIVE_OR_DIE

And all the time I thought he signed the pledge to support the party candidate. Who would have thought he would welsh on the deal?

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2016-09-19 06:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kasich is a liar and a hypocrite.

He took the pledge because he thought it would force Trump to support him.

Interesting that he was counting on Trump being a man of his word.

As opposed to himself, who's word does not mean anything.

So by his actions, Kasich is telling us that Trump is more trustworthy than himself.

#10 | Posted by sawdust at 2016-09-19 07:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

March 30, 2016

Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would no longer honor his pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee for president, while fellow candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich refused to say whether they would back the party's pick.

When asked if he would keep the pledge he signed last September, Trump responded "No, I won't." The real estate mogul explained that he was taking back the pledge because, "I have been treated very unfairly," and listed the Republican National Committee and party establishment among those he believes have wronged him.

Fox News

#11 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2016-09-19 10:12 PM | Reply

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