John Kasich quits – Trump presumptive nominee
John Kasich in an emotional speech in which he thanked many of his supporters, suspended his campaign for GOP nominee for President. He said he believes the Lord has a job for him to do. He seems to be searching for that purpose.
The New York Times reported the following.
A conventional candidate in an unconventional race, Mr. Kasich outlasted the other governors in the Republican field. But his longevity was largely a testament to his unbending refusal to drop out long after it became clear that voters were not flocking to his campaign.
He rarely wavered from his above-the-fray approach to his rivals, even as they racked up far more delegates. When his rivals attacked one another, Mr. Kasich struck a sunny tone and told people that they were made special by the Lord. When his opponents took polarizing and contentious positions, he emphasized his record as governor of Ohio and his long career in Congress.
Mr. Kasich, citing polls, had insisted that he was the only remaining Republican candidate who could win in November. But while he expressed hope that voters in the Northeast would embrace his more moderate views, he was obliterated by Mr. Trump in the five states that held primaries last week, and he never matched Mr. Cruz as the main alternative to Mr. Trump.
Kasich’s withdrawal made Donald Trump the official presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States after Trump won Indiana and Ted Cruz suspended his campaign shortly after that.