Kasich: 'Ballgame is over' if I get 'smoked' in NH


John Kasich pinned his presidential campaign's future on New Hampshire in a new interview where he said he'd drop out if he struggles during the state's February primary.

 "If I get smoked in New Hampshire, then you know kind of the ballgame is over...because then it becomes very hard to raise money," Kasich said during an interview on WABC Radio's "Election Central with Rita Cosby."
"But I just don't think that's the way it's going to be."
The Ohio governor faces a tough slog in New Hampshire, as he's caught in a battle with Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio won’t say if Trump would keep US safe Clinton fails to contain damage from email leaks Five takeaways from New Hampshire Senate debate MORE, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie for the title of establishment favorite in the state. And that doesn't even include the state's current polling leader, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: Most Americans think Russia trying to influence election Levin: Megyn Kelly ‘auditioning’ to leave Fox News AFL-CIO poll finds Trump losing support among union members MORE, or Ted CruzTed CruzDemocrats pounce on Cruz's Supreme Court comments Brent Budowsky: An epic battle for the future of Congress Cruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed MORE, who is polling well in the state as well. 
Kasich sits in third place in New Hampshire, according to RealClearPolitics' average of recent polling, less than 2 points behind Rubio, but 19 behind Trump. He has devoted most of his resources to the early state and has held more events in the state than any other active candidate except Christie, according to New England Cable News' candidate tracker
He also once again ruled out the prospect of running for vice president, flatly telling Cosby, "I'm not interested."