REPORT: Former GOP Ohio Governor John Kasich Expected To Speak For Joe Biden At Democratic National Convention

Democrats are certainly going to use every trick in the bag to defeat President Donald Trump in November’s critical election.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has been reaching out to Republicans who despise President Donald Trump to support his campaign to make it seem as if both political parties want the president out of office.

Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to speak on behalf of presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden this August at the Democratic National Convention, according to the Associated Press.

Kasich is one of many high-level Republicans expected to support Biden, an anonymous source “with direct knowledge of the plans” told the AP.

“Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden’s behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss strategy. Kasich is among a handful of high-profile Republicans likely to become more active in supporting Biden in the fall,” the outlet reported.

Kasich ran for the Republican nomination back in 2016 against Trump and has since been a vocal critic of Trump.

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That happened in 2016 when Trump narrowly won the election after trailing Hillary Clinton in the polls for months. The Democrats’ reluctance to enjoy the current moment reflects the sting of that loss, Biden’s nagging vulnerabilities, and Trump’s mountain of campaign cash.

Trump’s campaign has reserved $146 million in television advertising this fall led by a $36.3 million investment in Florida alone, according to data compiled by Advertising Analytics.

That’s more than double the next closest state, Ohio, where Trump has reserved $18.4 million. Biden, so far, hasn’t reserved any fall advertising, although he’s amassed a fortune in recent months that will allow him to compete, even if he can’t match Trump dollar for dollar.

Trump recently demoted his previous campaign manager and replaced him with GOP operative Bill Stepien. The media is taking this as a sign that Trump’s campaign is in trouble, yet Trump shook up his campaign in 2016 and ended up winning the election.

Ben Shapiro, editor emeritus at the Daily Wire, tore into Kasich on Monday and the idea that he might be speaking at the Democratic National Convention in support of Biden.

“Did he ever stop running for president? Did he officially drop out in 2016 or is he still actually running?” asked Shapiro during an interview on Fox News.

Shapiro joked that Kasich has likely been a regular guest of honor at “rubber chicken dinners” where he gives speeches “no one listens to.”

He also asked where Kasich’s political niche would actually be in the DNC:

“My goodness, where is the groundswell in Democratic Party circles — like oh my God, John Kasich is coming — I’m so excited I can’t wait for John Kasich to speak — Words said by No one in the history of man.”