However, if U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and GOP front-runner Donald Trump have anything to say about that, Kasich could be blocked
Both of the campaigns have focused in on a small number of delegates at the conventions called the Rules Committee. Usually just a footnote in most party conventions the group is about 100 delegates and will hold an oversized amount of influence if this race is to continue to move ahead toward a summer contested convention.
That is due to the 112 people whom represent all states and territories will be those who decide what the rules are for the convention, including what bar is set for candidates to be eligible to be voted on.
There exists a rule now that is called Rule 40. It requires any candidate to have a majority of delegates in a minimum of eight states to be on the nominating ballot during the convention.
Kasich has won just one state, Ohio his home state.
The rule can be changed easily by those in the rules committee at the convention this year, but both Cruz and Trump have said the rule is fair and an advisor for Trump Barry Bennett said he expected both men will largely control that Rules Committee.
Bennett said that Trump would have a majority on the Rule 40 group and that if Cruz did not want changes to be made for rule 40 then there is no way anything will be changed and Kasich or any other possible challenger could not be nominated.
Cruz clearly spoke in favor of keeping the rule. There is a big possibility said Cruz that no candidate reaches the 1,237 total needed prior to the convention. If that were to be the case, then the convention should be operated under the same conditions as when the primary season started.
On Monday, Cruz said he expects those supporting him and supporting Trump will want to keep the rule.
If that were the case and Kasich does not win another 8 states then Trump and Cruz want him blocked from running.
On Sunday, while in Milwaukee, Trump said Kasich should not be allowed to siphon off different votes and he should not be allowed to run.