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Krauthammer’s Take: John Kasich Is ‘Delusional or Grandiose’

John Kasich is either “delusional” or “grandiose.” Those are the only two explanations for why he continues campaigning despite having no possibility of winning, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.

“The fight between the establishment, the anti-establishment, is over,” Krauthammer said on Friday’s Special Report. “The anti-establishment has won in the form of Cruz and Trump. Now the question is which of the two will it be? It’s not going to be Kasich, there’s no way you reach down to the third in line.” 

“So what is he thinking?” Bret Baier asked.

“I don’t know, it is delusional or it’s grandiose,” Krauthammer replied. “Or he thinks, there is one scenario, perhaps he does well in his area and denies Trump sweeping successes in those states. So that it keeps the Trump number down. But in that case he should be staying out of states where Cruz has the only chance of prevailing – meaning Utah, Arizona, et cetera.”

“Otherwise he is a spoiler,” he concluded. “Or he’s a stalking horse for electing Trump.”

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