Ohio Gov. John Kasich failed to secure the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.
However, that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop trying.
Kasich is reportedly considering primarying President Trump in 2020.
From The Hill:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is weighing his options for a possible 2020 presidential run, including a possible primary challenge of President Trump, according to a new report.
Nine Republicans familiar with Kasich’s political operation told Politico the governor is weighing his options from a primary challenge of the president to an independent presidential campaign.
Kasich has committed to attend events across the country in the next few months, including a trip to New Hampshire, where the first presidential primaries are held.
More from Politico:
Far from sitting in a holding pattern, Kasich has been signing up for a wide range of events around the country in the coming months likely to put him in small rooms with even more of the influential activists and thinkers who he might eventually need.
That includes hearing from longtime advisers who want him to challenge the president, and others who insist his best option is to position himself to step in if Trump isn’t around in two years — a path that, in private conversations, Kasich now seems inclined to follow, according to multiple Republicans who’ve talked with him recently about his future. They point to Kasich’s acknowledgment to CNN last month that he would consider a run “if I felt my country called me and it was practical.”
“He’s actually been pretty straightforward about it: He would like to run again if he sees an opening. And if Trump runs again, there’s no opening. But if Trump doesn’t run, there is one,” said Charlie Black, the veteran Republican operative and Kasich 2016 campaign adviser who said he still speaks with him.
John, John, John.
Give it up, already!
America doesn’t want you in charge. PERIOD!