For Republicans, a vote for John Kasich may seem like a reward for a nice man with a solid, center-right resume and without the sharp rhetorical edges of Donald Trump.
However, a look at the delegate selection rules and the string of small state victories of late by Senator Ted Cruz shows votes for Kasich will only contribute to whittling away a few delegates from Mr. Trump in NY as neither Mr. Cruz or Mr. Kasich can win here.
Slowing the Trump bid will ensure an open convention that only Mr. Cruz can hope to prevail at since he has no numerical path to winning on the first ballot.
There is no way convention goers will spurn the top two vote getters and reward the guy who only won one state.
John Kasich will not win in a wild, and wide open convention.