RNC Chairman Priebus: Our Nominee Will Be One of Three Who’s Running – Maybe Kasich (VIDEO)
Without saying it, Reince Priebus just told Sean Hannity Tuesday on Fox News that one of the three candidates currently in the running — Trump, Cruz, Kasich — WILL BE the nominee.
And he won’t count out Kasich?
When pressed by Hannity that there’s no way Kasich can be the nominee for all the Rules reasons, Priebus refused to agree.
Hannity: If there is an attempt to jump, leapfrog over the two top vote getters, the two top state winners, the two top delegate winners, don’t you think that those caucused and voted for those two top guys if they don’t get it, that they are going to walk away and never come back?
Reince Priebus: Well, look clearly there’s a rule in place now that candidates need a majority of eight states delegates, a majority in eight different states to even be nominated. I believe are candidate is going to be somebody running. And as far as Paul Ryan running let me say it for the 10th time. Number one, he’s not running. Number two, he says he’s not running. Three he doesn’t like this talk… Number four, he’s not going to have a floor campaign to be running…
Hannity: In your opinion as the state chairman that the nominee of your party are you confident tonight will be either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? Are you confident?
Priebus: This is what I’ll say, I think the nominee will be someone who’s running…
Hannity: Well, there’s three people running. Mathematically John Kasich can’t catch up to them. You won’t say for the record that it won’t be Cruz or Trump?
Priebus: No, I’m going to say it’s going to be somebody that’s running.
Hannity: Does running mean it’s going to be Cruz, Trump or Kasich?
Priebus: I’m saying it’s going to be one of the three people running.
Hannity: How can Kasich get there without leapfrogging over people that have millions of more votes and more delegates?
Priebus: You’re going to have to ask John Kasich. But I’m not going to something that’s goint to be an affront right now to John Kasich.
Katherine Park added this…
AND THAT, Ladies and Gentlmen, is why Kasich is still in the race, despite the fact he’s won only ONE state (his own — Ohio) and comes in last in every state primary/caucus so far, including tonight’s primary in Wisconsin, where at this moment he’s in 3rd place with a pitiful 14% of the vote.
The GOPe will ensure that the RULES Committee changes Rule 40 so as to enable Kasich to be the GOP nominee in a contested/brokered convention in July.
And Priebus knows it.
Hannity was stunned… and ticked off. We should be too. This primary election process is a farce.