Republican presidential primary

It’s Bipartisanship or Bust for Bob Inglis
3 American Questions challenges politicians to get real

Former Rep. Bob Inglis, right, appears with former Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., left, and former Sen. Timothy Wirth, D-Colo., in a panel discussion during the National Clean Energy Summit 6.0 in Las Vegas in 2013. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images file photo)

Solving our country’s myriad problems is too great a burden for any one person, Republican or Democrat, to shoulder alone.  

That's why South Carolina Republican Bob Inglis is teaming up with a results-seeker from the other side of the aisle, along with a socially conscious rocker, to try and change the world — while we’ve still got one.  

GOP Base Lukewarm on Ryan Candidacy if Convention Contested
Republican primary voters are even more down on Romney

Forty-two percent of GOP primary voters would be comfortable with Ryan as the nominee, according to PPP. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Nearly 60 percent of Republican primary voters would be comfortable with Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, according to a new poll that also found they were cool to the idea of either member of the 2012 ticket emerging as the standard-bearer from a contested convention.  

The Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday found that Trump easily outpolled his remaining rivals on the stump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.  

John Kasich's Finest Hour
By depriving Trump of Ohio's 66 delegates, he may have saved his party

Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Berea, Ohio, after winning his state's primary. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"  He chortled in his joy.                               --Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

John Kasich's political resume dates back to the Carter administration. But his solid victory over Donald Trump in the winner-take-all Ohio primary may have been the most important triumph of his career, overshadowing even his two victories as governor.

Trump wins Florida, Kasich, Ohio; Rubio Out
Kasich's Buckeye State win gives anti-Trump Republicans hope they can stop him

Kasich showers in confetti during a voting day rally following his Ohio primary victory. (AFP / Brendan Smialowski)

John Kasich won Ohio, Marco Rubio suspended his campaign, and Ted Cruz put forth strong showings in a pair of big states.  

And yet, when the smoke cleared after Tuesday’s five-state brawl, Republicans still didn’t have an answer to the GOP presidential primary’s biggest question: Can anyone stop Donald Trump?  

Senate GOP Weighs Trump Nomination

Sen. Sessions, left, endorsed Trump, right, over the weekend. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

With voting underway on Super Tuesday and billionaire Donald Trump expected to win the most GOP delegates, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acknowledged that vulnerable Senate Republicans may have to distance themselves from Trump if he is the nominee.  

A recent New York Times report quoted McConnell saying in a closed-door meeting, "We'll drop him like a hot rock," in reference to the GOP front-runner.