Governor Pataki: GOP Could Nominate Somebody Who Did Not Run
Former New York Governor George Pataki, who endorsed John Kasich last week, says the Republican Party could nominate someone who did not run at the convention.
Pataki went on Morning Joe this morning.
Pataki went on to say the key is to stop Donald Trump before the convention.
It looks like the GOP elites are intent on destroying the party.
The Hill reported:
Former GOP presidential hopeful George Pataki said Monday that Republicans could nominate someone at their convention this summer who didn’t run in the 2016 primary.
“I don’t think it has to be someone who was a candidate,” Pataki, who ended his White House campaign in December, said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
GOP leaders have for weeks pushed back on the suggestion that someone other than the three remaining candidates may emerge as the nominee at a contested convention in July.
Donald Trump, the front-runner, has argued he should win the nomination if he enters the convention with a plurality of support but is short of the 1,237 delegate majority threshold.
Ted Cruz, who is running closest to Trump in the delegate race, and John Kasich have sought to keep the businessman below that target, forcing a contested convention and multiple rounds of voting.
“I think, if it comes down to the convention where Trump doesn’t have a majority and after the first ballot the delegates can say, ‘Who would be the best president? Who can unite the party and win?’ And if that person is available, I think we should nominate that person,” Pataki said Monday.
“I don’t care if they ran for president or not,” he added.