A day after Donald Trump knocked Ted Cruz out of the Republican race for President with a big win in Indiana, John Kasich followed suit and ended his bid for the White House, leaving the GOP field clear for Donald Trump to be the party’s nominee for November.
Kasich was originally scheduled to hold a news conference in the Washington, D.C. area, where he was to raise money – but that changed suddenly this morning.
Kasich’s exit speech followed on themes that he liked to talk about on the campaign trail, how he was touched by stories that voters shared with him.
“The people of our country changed me,” Kasich said in the state capital of Columbus.
“I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward and fulfill the purpose of my life,” Kasich said to applause from supporters.
Like Cruz, Kasich said nothing about endorsing Donald Trump.
Kasich’s drive for the GOP nomination sputtered in recent weeks, as he grabbed only 10 delegates in the last seven primaries.
That was better than Cruz, who won only two delegates in that same three week stretch.
In other words, there was no momentum, no real road forward for Kasich, who won only his home state of Ohio on March 15.
Kasich though could still make a return in the GOP race, as some have suggested he would be a possible Trump choice for Vice President.