Kasich Staying in
Via The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Politics Now: Kasich resists calls to drop out of race, comes in 5th in Nevada
Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to ignore calls to drop out of the presidential race saying in Georgia Tuesday, “I would hope they would be clearing the decks for me. I’ve spent the least amount of money and am rising in the polls. I can win my home state. Why would I clear the decks for them? They ought to be consolidating around me.”
Which is precisely what one would expect from someone who thinks they should be POTUS. The amount of ego needed to run for that office is tremendous. Of course, it is disconcerting (even as it is quite obvious) that the process requires such a level of self-delusion in the first place.*
Heck the most recent Quinnipiac Poll has Trump ahead in Ohio. No doubt the possibility of winning Ohio is a major motivation for Kasich, but if that is not enough (and may not be attainable).
*Whenever I think about the ego needed to run for President, my mind invariably goes to this quote from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
The major problem — one of the major problems, for there are several — one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarise: it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarise the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarise the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
Also: Donald Trump is pretty darn close to Zaphod Beeblebrox.