In official John Kasich website, his bio reads “Husband, father, friend, person of faith, leader, change agent. . . John Kasich is a lot of things. Through them all runs his honest, direct, authentic, tenacious approach to life that has allowed him, time and again, to do what they said couldn’t be done and, as his mom told him as a boy, “make things a little better because you were there.””
John Kasich is the current Governor of Ohio, first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. On July 21, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States.
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John Kasich says everything is fine and turning out just as it should, which means he is doing well in the primaries. The Ohio Governor has outlasted 14 rivals, which is a clear accomplishment. Kasich recently told CNN, "We are all very, very happy."
His “campaign” now is about swaying delegates at the convention toward casting votes that are far different from the ones they were sent to Cleveland, by actual voters, to cast.
GOP leaders may now look to Kasich as their final chance to unite behind a candidate who could challenge Trump in the event of a contested convention.
Trump needs to win about 60% of the remaining delegates available in the GOP race -- a goal complicated by the fact that some states award delegates on a proportional basis, rather than doling out their entire hauls to the winner, as is the case in Ohio and Florida.
But it's unclear how Kasich, a contender who has won only one state and who has been laboring in obscurity for much of the race, can overtake Trump, who has now won 18 states and is far ahead in the delegate race.
They have their own calculations and they might be getting it just right because Kasich looks quite happy about how things are taking shape.