CNN Pitches Joint Kasich/Hickenlooper 2020 Ticket, ‘What Might Make You Consider’ It?
KEILAR: "I do have to ask you since I have you both here because you were both shooting down speculation that you can be running together in 2020, we whipped up a little something, just a little --"
KASICH: "For what? Running for what?"
KEILAR: "Not dogcatcher. Okay."
KASICH: " What is it we're running for?"
KEILAR: "You know, the big white House. So we whipped up a little something. It's just a little poster just to give you a taste what have it would look like. So, I don't know, isn't that a little enticing, governor Kasich?"
KASICH: "There's a lot of stars around that. Listen, I hope my wife doesn't have the show on tonight. I want to eat dinner at home. I want to be able to get in my home. And if you guys are cooking something up, I've got to make sure that I can sneak in and tell her I wasn't a part of this."
KEILAR: "That's not a no."
KASICH: "Look, Hickenlooper looks so good on that. It's really enticing. He should seriously think about it."
KEILAR: "And you know there's options here. There's options here. Look, we can also switch it up, you can see that -- governor Hickenlooper, I mean, what do you think about this? Could this be a possibility for you?"
HICKENLOOPER: "Now we're talking, now we're talking. No, I don't think it's going to happen. And I admire and I really enjoy working with governor Kasich. He's been a great partner. And I think we are going to find things question work on together --"
KEILAR: "But what would make it happen? What would make it happen? With so much convention being thrown out the window when it comes to politics, what might make you consider something like that?"
HICKENLOOPER: "Brianna, here's the situation, what is so astounding to me is that John, successful, mall businessman, terrific guy, and I am working together and people like can't believe it. They can't believe that a Republican and Democrat can get together. This is the way it used to be. And let me suggest one other thing, we're not doing this because we want to run for something. We're doing it because we think we can help people. And as I said just in an interview not long ago, why is it any time anybody does anything good, there's suspicion as to why they're doing it? Now what we're seeing are people doing wonderful things in Texas not because they want anything. It brings out the best in us. Life is short, and you know, what I think John and I answered to was the lord's call that we can give eastbound a chance and lift everyone. That's what we are all about. Plain and simple."
KEILAR: "We appreciate both of you being with us. And seeing is believing. The two of you here working on something together, reaching across the aisle. Governor Kasich, governor Hickenlooper, thank you so much."