Apparently, the Rubio campaign is openly asking their Ohio supporters to vote for John Kasich in order to help stop Trump. Per reports from the media, which I have not yet been able to confirm from the campaign itself:
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) March 11, 2016
I like and respect what Rubio and his team are trying to do here, but I hope it doesn't work. Do you know why? Here is why:
Kasich spox Rob Nichols on Rubio news: "We were going to win in OH without his help, just as he's going to lose in FL w/o ours"
— Kathleen Ronayne (@kronayne) March 11, 2016
There's nothing worse than an idiot who is also an a**hole, and John Kasich definitely qualifies. Kasich is going to be mathematically eliminated on Tuesday, and if he doesn't, he'll be eliminated within a couple weeks after that. Winning Ohio will not change that. The only possible purpose he serves is stopping Trump from reaching 1,237. You would think he would show some decency to a guy who's trying to help him more than double his current delegate count.
But contrary to the phony nice-guy image that Kasich has been riding since New Hampshire, he is a jerk and always has been. And he's a deluded one, at that. And winning Ohio would only embolden him to stay in the race and continue splitting votes away from someone who can actually stop Trump from winning states like California, which is Ted Cruz. So at the end of the day, I hope Rubio's supporters don't listen, that Kasich loses Ohio, and that he's eliminated from the race for good, so that we don't have to see his dumb, jowly face trying his best to fake smile anymore.