If you listen to John Kasich, fellow GOP hopeful Donald Trump, despite his robust poll numbers, will begin to fade away and will not be the republican choice for the 2016 presidential nomination. Kasich, who along with a handful of other candidates trail Trump in the polls by 25 to 30 points, said voters will eventually grow tired of Trump’s rhetoric, and will want “somebody who has the experience.”
Reports CNN on Dec. 6: “In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on ‘State of the Union,’ Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, said he isn’t buying polls that show Trump in the lead… adding that he’s not convinced many of those who say they support Trump will ultimately vote for him.”
Early polls this week have Kasich earning a measly two percent of the votes, while Fox News, Quinnipiac and CNN all have Trump with a 28, 27 and 36 percent share of the votes, respectively. Trump is currently averaging a double digit lead over his three closest competitors – Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
“I don’t necessarily believe what I see because it’s not a poll of likely voters,” the Ohio governor said, adding that Trump’s comments are polarizing and attention-getting, but ultimately are divisive.
“When you attack Hispanics, when you characterize all Muslims in a negative way, when you insult women, we don’t think that that’s good,” Kasich said. “We think, at this point in time more than any other time, we need to have America united, and we need to have an American president that’s going to unite us and not divide us.”
In an interview with ABC, Jeb Bush echoed a similar sentiment regarding Trump.
“He’s succeeding right now for sure. He’s a gifted politician. But he’s not a serious candidate. He’s not offered anything serious as it relates to the fight against terror. He’s not offering any proposals as it relates to dealing with these structural challenges we face going forward,” Bush said. “He connects with people’s angst and their anger. But over the long haul, we need to have productive, constructive ideas to lift people up.”
Kasich told tapper that Trump simply doesn’t have what it takes to “land the plane.”
“I believe that Donald Trump will not be the nominee,” Kasich said. “I think things will settle down, and I believe at the end of the day, and what I’ve heard in New Hampshire, is that experience is what counts. Somebody who’s been a reformer, but somebody who has experience. And I think we look for somebody at the end who knows how to land the plane.”
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Do you agree with John Kasich and others regarding a potential fade for Donald Trump?