"He's not getting out. He thinks he's Abraham Lincoln."
That is the response Glenn Beck said he received when he asked friends of Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (Ohio) why he has remained in the race for the White House.
Kasich, who currently has only 143 delegates, seems to have no plausible way to win the GOP presidential nomination outright at the convention in July. But he's sticking around, regardless.
"Abraham Lincoln, so he went to the convention, and it was a contested convention, and he won in like the ninth vote," Beck said. "And that's how we have Abraham Lincoln: He won in the ninth vote. John Kasich thinks — he's not getting out.
"No matter what happens," he continued, "he's not getting out because he thinks that he's Abraham Lincoln."
Lincoln's convention has been invoked many times in discussions about a possible contested convention this summer, but according to Beck and radio show co-host Pat Gray, Kasich is "no Abraham Lincoln."
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