Tucker Carlson told viewers Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Ohio Gov. John Kasich is “a living embodiment of the attitude that is going to cause us a lot of problems pretty soon.”
Both Donald Trump and Sen Ted Cruz have pushed Kasich to drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Kasich maintains that he would be best suited to take on the eventual Democratic nominee in the fall, despite winning only a single primary, in his home state of Ohio, and having no mathematical path to the 1,237 delegates required to be nominated at the national convention in July.
“He can only be the nominee by fiat,” Carlson, host of Fox & Friends Weekend and a Fox News contributor, said. “Whenever you impose something by fiat on a population that's not convinced of it, whether it's Roe vs. Wade or ObamaCare or the Iraq War or whatever, you have long term, decades-long resentment and problems as a result.”
“We're getting to a place where the Republican Party is willing to say we're going to put someone in there who can get any [number of] votes, or far fewer votes. Whoever the nominee is, and I think it actually could be Cruz, has to have enough votes to be a legitimate nominee. I know that's technically not true, you can force someone who doesn't have it, but you're going to pay the price for that because basically you're saying, this is not a democracy. And people will resent that.”