Kasich and Sanders Should Drop Out

Why John Kasich and Bernie Sanders should suspend their campaigns

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GOP Presidential candidate John Kasich speaks during CPAC 2016 on March 4, 2016 in National Harbor, Md. The American Conservative Union hosted its annual Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss conservative issues. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Alan McGonigle, Sports Editor

The 2016 Presidential election has been quite an interesting one. For the Republicans, the nation has seen the rise of surprise candidates who are outsiders like Donald Trump the real estate and billionaire, and Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. While the Democratic field has seen the rise of Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont, who has been running against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the first lady under her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency.

After last week’s Super Tuesday 3, where a variety of states voted in their respective party’s primary to vote for their nominee hopeful, the candidate field was slimmed down to five candidates and one of those will be the 45th president.

The Democrats have Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton left, while the Republicans have Ohio governor John Kasich, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz.

One candidate from each party should drop out, and let me tell you why.

Republicans

John Kasich is the candidate for the GOP that should call it quits already.

His campaign has been lackluster and he had not been a serious candidate in this race until the recent Ohio primary. He thinks his win there will shoot him to a contested convention at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer. Sadly, Kasich is delusional for thinking that he still has a chance or a say in this race.

He is the man now that is single-handedly handing the presidency to the Democrats and is aiding Donald Trump’s quest for the nomination, which would put the Republican party in shambles.

In order for the Republican Party to even compete for the presidency, the Republicans would need to unite around in Ted Cruz.

Cruz, an anti-establishment candidate is quite disliked by the Republican establishment but embodies their conservative principles that the establishment has prided themselves on.

Kasich should drop out, although many moderates and some Democrats liked him, he is siphoning votes from Ted Cruz who is now the only viable lifeline for the GOP.

If Donald Trump gets nominated, the party will flat line and he will become a scapegoat among the Republican party elites.

Not only that, but Kasich has a substantial delegate deficit. In order for Kasich to cause a stir in this race, he would need to substantially increase his delegate intake. He is sitting in fourth place with 143 delegates. As of right now, he is 596 delegates behind real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Just suspend already Kasich, and save the Republican party trouble before it is too late.

Democrats

For the Democrats, it is Bernie Sanders who should end his campaign.

Bernie Sanders is a popular candidate among the millennials and with college students. Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist vowed to make college free and that is what sparked his ‘political revolution.’ Unfortunately, it has not been going as planned.

According to RealClearPolitics, Sanders is down in the polls to rival Clinton by a margin of 11.4. Clinton is coming in with 51 percent of the vote, while Sanders comes in with 39.6 percent. With the third Super Tuesday over, Sanders finds himself in a deeper delegate deficit than ever. Clinton has 1,712 delegates with 469 of those being super delegates. For Senator Sanders, he has 1,004 delegates with only 29 of those being super delegates.

With this, it shows that the Clinton camp is showing no signs of stopping. Sanders has had lackluster performances in a variety of states, and his movement is flat lining, due to under performing in a plethora of states. When he does win, his wins come in caucus states where a majority of voters are white. Overall, Clinton will be the nominee for the Democrats.

The Democrats have had a successful eight years in President Obama, and intend to continue the 44th president’s legacy through Hillary Clinton.

Sanders should drop out and shift his support towards Clinton in the hopes of achieving a Democratic presidency or try to get the nod for VP. He would also be a vital piece in the general election for the Democrats as Sanders can whip up the votes of Millennials, which will be a vital key for achieving a third consecutive democratic term.

The fairy tale is over Sanders supporters, he will not win the nomination.

In essence, Kasich and Sanders should each drop out of their respective primaries in order for the well-being of their political careers and for their party.

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