John Kasich Has No Money or Mathematical Way to Be the Nominee

If John Kasich were to win 100% of every remaining delegate up for grabs in the Republican nomination process, he would still not be able to reach 1,237 delegates — the magic number he would need to be the nominee. It is a mathematical certainty, given the number of delegates Kasich has and the number he would need to get to 1,237 that there simply are not enough delegates.

On top of that, it turns out Kasich’s cash on hand has dwindled to about a million dollars. That’s not enough to run a campaign to get the delegates remaining. Ted Cruz, by contrast, has $8 million on hand and is raising money at a faster rate than Kasich.

There is, in other words, neither the math nor money for Kasich to win. So every vote for Kasich is a vote for Trump at this point. Every vote to Kasich keeps Cruz from getting above winner take all thresholds.

Sure, Kasich kept Trump from Ohio. But every day moving forward, Kasich keeps Cruz from stopping Trump and makes it even more likely that Trump is the nominee.

It is time for Kasich to get out.

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