During a town hall event on Tuesday in Georgia, Ohio Gov. John Kasich told attendees that he’s not positive his “purpose” is to become president, according to ABC News.
At the event at Kennesaw State University, an audience member told Kasich that “it’s time to take the gloves off.”
“My question to you is: John Kasich, when are you going to live out your purpose Thursday night when you have the national stage?” the audience member asked. “What are you gonna do to stick it to Trump, stick it to Rubio and live out your purpose?”
“First of all, I don’t know if my purpose is to be president,” Kasich replied, according to video from ABC News. “My purpose is to be out here doing what I think I need to be doing, and we’ll see where it ends up.”
“And if it’s not this crusade it’ll be another one, and maybe it’ll be a really small one somewhere in my kids’ school,” he continued. “Who knows? Because it doesn’t matter the size of the crusade. It’s the fact that you are in a crusade.”
The Ohio governor echoed those comments later in the day during a town hall in Sandy Springs, Georgia, according to the New York Times.
Kasich told the crowd that he was “following the purpose that I think has been laid out for me,” according to the New York Times.
He added that he is “not sure exactly what the goal is.”
“Some might say it’s to be elected president,” he said, according to the Times. “Maybe it’s a different goal. Maybe it’s raising the bar and giving people the sense that the world can be a better place, that we can be positive, that we can have solutions. Maybe that’s enough.”
Watch video from Kasich’s first town hall via ABC News: