John Kasich: When Delegates Enter The Convention, "Something Magical Happens To Them"


John Kasich tells Stephanopoulos on ABC's 'This Week,' that the possibility of a Republican convention where the rules are changed before the start to allow him to be nominated would be "magical."

"I’m going to get there, George," the Ohio governor said. "We’ll go together, and I’ll be running and you’ll be reporting. We’ll be there."

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I thought you liked Justin Bieber. But you say it’s going to fun but we just heard from Roger Stone, an ally of Donald Trump, who says they’re going to be organizing what he calls “Days of Rage” protests to prevent the convention from stealing the nomination from Donald Trump. Are you worried about what could be a violent protest or days of great unrest in your home state?

KASICH: Well, George, you know look, we prepare for all occasions, but let me also tell you, I went to a convention in 1976 as a young man, actually worked directly with Governor Reagan at the time. And when delegates go to a convention, they’re old hand. Some of them are legislators. Some of them have worked in the vineyards helping people to get elected. And when they go into the convention, something magical happens to them.

They begin to feel the real weight in regard to decision-making in regard to who wins in the fall and, secondly, this one’s serious, who could be president. Because they begin to realize that they are going to be held accountable and they are going to be responsible for making sure we pick somebody who can be commander in chief, leader of the free world, and can beat Hillary Clinton in the fall. And I’m the only one that consistently does it.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I think we’re hearing the pitch you’re going to make at the convention if you get there. Governor Kasich, thanks for joining us this morning.

KASICH: I’m going to get there, George. We’ll go together, and I’ll be running and you’ll be reporting. We’ll be there.

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