John Kasich to end his campaign, leaving Donald Trump as sole Republican in race

John Kasich will suspend his presidential campaign Wednesday, according to an advisor, becoming the last Republican candidate to exit and leave Donald Trump on a glidepath to the GOP nomination.

Kasich, the Ohio governor, had pledged to continue campaigning as a Trump alternative who could deny the billionaire needed delegates.

But on Wednesday, he canceled a news conference in Washington and planned an announcement for later in the day in Columbus, Ohio, to drop out.

  • ntt1

    a mercy killing if ever there was one.

    • But now Trump has to win all the delegates;)

      • ntt1

        Some but the degraded rump of the GOP will have a hard time denying the nod unless they want a crash and burn scenario

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I’m glad that’s over.

    • mauser 98

      it’s just started

      • The Butterfly

        Well you don’t expect them to win any Nobel Prizes, do you?

  • Pavelina

    Americans are sick and fed up with career politicians. Let’s try a real estate developer. Our Founders would approve.

    • Alain

      I understand. As a Canadian I am also fed up with career politicians, especially all the lawyers we get here. Harper was the rare exception of having a degree in economics and not a law degree.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Hey, be fair, Justinian only has a BA in English Lit. Law, economics, no. But I’ll bet he can sure hold forth on the Brontes. :rolleyes

  • mauser 98

    Trump vs. Hillary match will be a barfight ,into back alley …biblical
    …lotsa popcorn folks

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I’m hoping the Trumpster nukes Hitlery. Drags out Whitewater, Bubba and the Lolita Express and all those sexual assaults, Benghazi, emails, the Foundation, the Saudis … Send that horrible, horrible witch’s unfavourables through the roof. 😀

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        It’s going to be a glorious debate season.

      • mauser 98

        Trump / Nixon comparison on CNN this morning
        thats all they got

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’ll take Mickey Rourke as Trump.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Democrats had for all intents and purposes anointed Hillary as their candidate and it appeared to be unanimous at the time 17 Republicans threw their hat in the ring. Now Trump is the last Republican standing while Hillary is trying to shoo away Bernie like a fly that keeps bothering her. Who’da thunk it?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Not only that.
      Trump is going to unite many of his former opponents behind him.
      Not all of them, of course.
      What’s Hillary got?

  • Sid Falco

    Dear John, Fuck Off. America.

  • Kasich is a mental case. Colbert’s in this, and for that I apologize.

  • Minicapt

    Once Sen Cruz suspended his campaign, Kasich’s task was complete.


  • The Butterfly

    But what about all the confetti?