By Damon Linker
The only three options for the Republican Party at its Cleveland convention are Trump, Cruz, or chaos.
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That was my argument in a recent column: Any effort on the part of the Republican establishment to bypass the popular-vote winner (Trump) or runner-up (Cruz) and instead hand the nomination to a white-horse candidate who either didn't run for president this year (Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney) or who dropped out early (Marco Rubio, Chris Christie) would spark justified outrage among rank-and-file members of the party. That's where we'd get chaos.
I stick by the prediction. But it's worth digging a little deeper to reflect on precisely why this is. Because when it comes to one person in particular the answer isn't obvious.
That person is Ohio Gov. John Kasich.