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“For the last few weeks, Kasich has mused in interviews that we may be seeing “the end of a two-party system.” The unspoken implication: He’s just the guy to hurry that process along. Asked if he’s going to run as an independent, Kasich tells me: “I honestly don’t know. But we do have a political organization. We’re not taking any options off the table, because we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.”
Like his taste in music, Kasich’s politics and personality are an eclectic mix that has put him out of step with the Republican party: elements of conservatism, liberalism, and populism mixed together with an infatuation with bipartisanship and a strain of moralism that annoys many conservatives but earns him strange new respect from some liberals.”