Thanks to the “rigged” system that has awarded Donald Trump way more delegates than he has received popular votes, the 60% of Republicans who do not want Donald Trump to be their nominee are down to very nearly their last shot. If Trump sweeps the table of delegates today, it will be all but over – unless John Kasich comes to his senses and drops out immediately.
Since “John Kasich comes to his senses” is a scenario only found in fanfic, it is likely down to Indiana today to put the brakes on Trump and his odious supporters from hijacking this party and fracturing it permanently. If that happens, then the country will be at the mercy of Democrats just as it was in the early 20th century. By the time it recovers, who knows whether it will even resemble the country we have now.
If that happens, remember one thing: John Kasich promised over and over again, with his big, dopey laugh that there was no way anyone was going to get 1,237 votes. That it wasn’t necessary for him to drop out to prevent Trump from being the nominee. That, if anything, he was going to take delegates away from Trump.
Since March 15th, Kasich has earned a stunning total of nine delegates. Nine. After tomorrow, he will still be behind Marco Rubio, who quit the race 7 weeks ago. He will, however, have prevented this from becoming a two person race and, especially in Indiana, will have directly contributed to Trump getting a huge pile of delegates. Even after it became clear that the only way he could even reach a contested convention was for Cruz to win Indiana, the country’s saddest binge eater refused to tell his Indiana voters to actually vote for Cruz, nor did he communicate with his team about the importance of Cruz winning Indiana.
Unless John Kasich gains about 50 IQ points over the night tonight, Indiana is the last chance to save the country. We’ll know in about 16 hours, one way or the other.