Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in an interview broadcast early Sunday that calls for him to drop out of the Republican presidential race are “absurd.”
“I'm the only one that can win in the fall. And as you noticed, the narrative over the last week has been, ‘What is wrong with the party? Kasich's the guy that can win the general.’ Some people have said Kasich would be the best president,” Kasich said.
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“I mean, get out for what?” Kasich asked on Sunday. “If I'd have gotten out, Trump would be the nominee. He would have won Ohio. And frankly, we'll win some districts in Wisconsin. We will move to Pennsylvania, where I'm basically in a statistical tie with Trump. And when we go to New York and everywhere else, we're going to pick up delegates.”
“I mean, it's absurd. It's absurd,” he added. “You know, if you really want, let them consolidate behind me, because frankly, I'm the one that can win in the fall. And I'm the one that can get the crossover votes.”