As the GOP establishment attempts to halt the rise of Donald Trump, Governor John Kasich says ''I just don't want to go and talk about the size of his hands or what kind of a tan he has. That's not the way to get this done.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said name calling is not the way to beat front-runner Donald Trump. "I'm not going that way and I'm not using that kind of rhetoric because, look, I believe that over time people will have a chance to hear things. And if I win Ohio, he's not going to be the nominee. I mean, he's going- we're going to go to the convention, I'm going to be the nominee," said Kasich during a news conference in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday (March 3). Kasich used an example of a man he met in Chicopee, Massachusetts. "He doesn't care what you say about Trump, because he says Trump tells it like it is," said Kasich, adding that man is "interested in what's going to happen to his kid getting a job." Earlier in the day, Former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a blistering rebuke of 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, leading an attempt by the party establishment to halt the rise of the outspoken New York billionaire. Romney, a Republican elder statesman and the nominee four years ago, urged Republicans in states that have not yet held nominating contests to back Trump's opponents to stop his march to the nomination for the Nov. 8 election to succeed President Barack Obama. Kasich said he wanted to battle with Trump on policy instead of name calling. "I just don't want to go and talk about the size of his hands or what kind of a tan he has. That's not the way to get this done," said Kasich. The Ohio Governor, who has not won any of the primary contests in Republican race for the White House has said he will continue his candidacy through his state's primary on March 15.