12 Nov '15 23:52>
Originally posted by normbenignAssuming the election is reasonably close, most States are virtually assured to go one way or the other: the Democrats are going to win New York, the Republicans Texas, etc. etc. etc. The election will come down to a small number of swing States - Ohio is a prominent one as is Virginia, Florida and a handful of others. The ability of a Republican to win independents and cut into traditional Democratic areas of strengths in those States will be crucial and Kasich has a track record of doing so that no other Republican candidate can match (Christie to a lesser degree but he's a fringe candidate at this point whereas Kasich is still polling respectably in New Hampshire).
Trouble is he'd have to win 49 other States or at least compete in them.
Thus, Democrats should be happy if Kasich is really finished as a contender.