Kasich: An Open Convention Would Make Kids Love Politics

April 3, 2016 10:07 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that he thinks an open convention would be a whole lot of fun — so fun, in fact, that kids will pry their eyes from reality TV and ears from Justin Bieber’s music to tune into politics.

Kasich discussed the possibility of an open convention on ABC News’ “This Week” when host George Stephanopoulos asked him about a rule that would prevent him from winning the nomination because he hasn’t won a majority of delegates in eight states.

Kasich told him he wasn’t going to “spend time on process.”

“We just have to keep going and we’re going to have an open convention. And, George, you’re the guy that gets open conventions. It’s going to be so much fun,” Kasich said. “Kids will spend less time focusing on Bieber and Kardashian and more time focusing on how we elect presidents. It will be so cool.”

“I thought you liked Justin Bieber,” Stephanopoulos replied before asking another question.

Kasich didn’t clarify whether he liked Bieber.

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