Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh predicted that the Republican establishment would select former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush if the contest goes to an open convention.
“It’s abundantly clear that the Republican establishment, all these reports we’ve had prior to today about them being in panic have not even gotten close to reality,” Limbaugh said on his radio program. “The panic is real today. They are acting as though their own very future is at stake today.”
Limbaugh argued that Ohio Gov. John Kasich “doesn’t have a prayer of becoming the nominee.”
“If John Kasich thinks he’s gonna become the nominee in a contested convention, he’s got another thing coming,” he said.
The radio host, instead, offered a different name if the nomination is determined in Cleveland.
“If it gets to that point, can I tell you who I think they’re gonna make president, or make the nominee, if all this happens, as they want it to?” he asked.
He added, “[I]f they succeed in this, if they sucked in denying Trump or Ted Cruz 1,237 delegates by the end of the primary process, I’m here to tell you Jeb Bush is gonna be the nominee. That’s what they’re gonna do. That’s what they’ve always wanted.”
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