Fox host Neil Cavuto prodded Republican presidential candidate John Kasich so many times about becoming vice president that Kasich finally said, “Let me just spell it for you, N-O."
Presumably, Cavuto’s enthusiasm for Kasich as vice president was part of a hope to get him to drop out of the race in an effort to move his supporters to some other non-Trump candidate. But Cavuto never said what his game was and Kasich didn’t ask.
First, Cavuto nicely suggested that Kasich is too decent to win. "Do you think, in the end, that because you've been trying to be above the fray here - the one thing that all the other candidates, is they say good words about you - and I know I've raised this again, and you're very optimistic you can still pull this out and win the nomination but - "
Kasich interrupted. "The answer is no, Neil, the answer is no."
“Alright, no for number two. You would never entertain being a running mate. Ever,” Cavuto continued.
"No," Kasich repeated.
"Ever, ever, ever?" Cavuto tried again.
"No, I’m governor of Ohio," Kasich said.
"I know what you are. So, you would not entertain being anyone's number two and if it were offered, you would say no?" Cavuto asked.
"The answer is no. Listen, you've asked me this 10 times, can this be the last time?" Kasich replied.
"No,” Cavuto said.
"Let me just spell it for you, N-O." Kasich said.
But Cavuto refused to take no for an answer. “No to what? No to ever answering the question again?" he half-joked.
"Ever, ever, ‘til the ends of the earth, ‘til the ends of time. When the cows come home," Kasich said.
“Alright, alright,” Cavuto said, smiling.
This interview came just one day after Cavuto seemed to be trying to talk Mitt Romney into running for president.
Watch this “fair and balanced” host do his darnedest to influence the presidential election below, from the March 5 Cost of Freedom Special, starting at about eight minutes into the interview.