Kasich 'very seriously' considering 2020 run: I have conversations 'virtually every day'

Kasich 'very seriously' considering 2020 run: I have conversations 'virtually every day'
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Sunday that he is "very seriously considering" another bid at the presidency in 2020 and raised the possibility of running on a bipartisan ticket.

"These are earnest conversations that go on virtually every day with some of my friends, with my family. We need different leadership. There isn’t any question about it," he said on ABC's "This Week."


Kasich said that "all options are on the table" for his potential bid, including running on a bipartisan ticket. 

The Ohio governor, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in 2016, raised the possibility that President Trump and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPoll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents Democrats reintroduce bill to block US from using nuclear weapons first MORE (D-Mass.) are nominated by their respective parties in 2020.

Kasich said that would leave an "ocean of people" in the middle.

“Is there a legitimate opportunity for a third party, bipartisan kind of ticket to be able to score a victory or to have a profound impact on the future of American politics? … We don’t know at this point," he said.

"No one thought a guy like Donald Trump would be elected president. No one thought we’d have electric cars," he added. "This is a time of change, dynamic change. You can’t judge tomorrow on the basis of what happened yesterday."

Kasich said he has no timetable for determining whether to run, but added that he is worried about the future of the United States.

"And not just in the short-term," he said. "I’m worried about our country in the long-term.”