Failed GOP Presidential Candidate Will Endorse Biden
John Kasich, the sanctimonious failed presidential candidate who came in 4th place in a 3-person-race, is expected to speak at the Democrat National Convention next month, where he will give nominee Joe Biden his endorsement.
Biden’s campaign has been reaching out to anti-Trump Republicans for support, and Kasich is one of them.
According to the Daily Wire, reporting from the Associated Press:
“Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden’s behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss strategy. Kasich is among a handful of high-profile Republicans likely to become more active in supporting Biden in the fall.”
Kasich is the definition of “Republican in name only” (RINO). As governor of Ohio, happily implemented Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in his state. He was strongly criticized by conservatives in Ohio for supporting Obamacare, which was opposed by every Senate Republican when it originally passed in 2009. He then ran for president in 2016, and stayed in until he was the second-to-last candidate standing (other than now-President Trump) having won only his home state.
It’s no secret that Kasich is a self-serving hypocrite who only cares about himself. But Biden’s campaign reaching out to disgruntled never-Trumpers (a tiny constituency at best) shows massive desperation. Maybe there’s something more to the story than public polls.