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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:04 AM

Sanders and Kasich Should Ignore Any Pressure to Quit

New Yorkís primary has rarely been more than a footnote in presidential history. But on Tuesday that all changed. Donald Trump won his home state by a substantial margin, while Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders, son of Brooklyn.

A prediction: The minute the results are final, Republican stalwarts will crank up the volume on calls for Gov. John Kasich to leave the race. He should ignore them. Mr. Sanders also has no reason to give up his fight.

Voters are keeping these also-ran candidates going. When Mr. Sanders loses in a state, he raises more money, not less. Voters consistently choose Mr. Kasich as the Republican most likely to beat Mrs. Clinton. This refusal to anoint a front-runner in either party appears in poll after poll, as dispirited voters declare that they simply donít like Mr. Trump, Mr. Cruz or Mrs. Clinton. This should be a wake-up call to leaders of both parties. They are missing something big about their own membersí priorities, and their mood. A spirited nominating season might teach them what voters actually want from their president. So far, voters are saying they arenít willing to settle for a party favorite, and donít want to be cheated out of a choice.


Have to go to work but I wanted to post this editorial from the NYT because I think it's important to the discussion here.

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