Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday said he’s not interested in being vice president. He is running for president, but his national and state polls are not very high.
We all know that Kasich has been hitting Republican front runner Donald Trump hard in recent weeks, so the idea of a Trump-Kasich ticket seems like a long shot. Trump did refer to Kasich as “pathetic” and a “failure” on Twitter last month.
“I wouldn’t run for vice president on any ticket,” Kasich said after an event in New York on Wednesday. “I’m not running for vice president. I’ve got the second-best job in the world, governor of Ohio. Don’t be thinking about vice president for Kasich — ain’t gonna happen, mark my words.”
This is not the first time Kasich has said he’s not interested in being vice president.
As you look back in history, it’s not unusual for people to say they are not interested in running for vice president. However, when the nominee asks they change their minds.
With Ohio hosting the Republican National Convention next year, and as always being the swingiest of swing states, we’ll see if Kasich stays out of the veepstakes.