In an ABC television interview on the program THIS WEEK Governors John Kasich and John Hickenlooper, Republican of Ohio and Democrat of Colorado respectively, declared the apparent imminent end of the dominance of the two-old, two party system in the US.
Kasich told ABC TV’s White House Chief Correspondent Jonathan Karl,
“I don’t think either party is answering people’s deepest concerns and needs . . . do not be surprised if these millennials and these Gen Xers begin to say, ‘Neither party works, we want something new.’ . . . The prospect of a multiparty system in this country is a real possibility.”
“Right now, both (of the two old) parties don’t seem capable of having a coherent agenda.”
Show host George Stephanopoulos commented,
“(These are two) two-term governors crisscrossing the country to talk about policies they share, leading some to speculate that they could form a ‘unity ticket’ in 2020.”
The Washington Times characterized the interview in an article with a headline declaring,
“John Kasich says U.S. two-party system dying, predicts ‘multi-party’ future.”
ABC News characterized the THIS WEEK interview with a headline titled,
“US could be witnessing ‘end of a two-party system’: Republican governor.”
Near the end of the interview Kasich characterized the possibilities of his running for POTUS (or VPOTUS) in 2020 as,
“(being) in The Lord’s hands” also saying, “I cannot predict the future.” He added,
“Did you ever try (running for president)? Go try it once and then give me a call.”
The full interview can be watched, and the Washington Times article can be read at the hyperlinks provided above.