Skip to comments.Is A Brokered Convention In The GOP's Future?
Posted on 01/20/2012 10:42:47 AM PST by CaroleL
The GOP primary process isn't going according to the usual script. Longtime frontrunner Mitt Romney is stumbling at just the wrong time and no longer looks like the presumptive nominee, Newt Gingrich is surging again but after so many ups and downs, his prospects seem as unstable as his temperament. Ron Paul keeps raising enough money to remain in the race and play a serious spoiler role in state after state. And Rick Santorum, buoyed by the recent news that he actually won in Iowa, has become the anti-Newt in the race to be the anti-Romney. Could these characters and their campaigns be just the opening scenes in what may be a summer blockbuster - a brokered Republican Convention?
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What ever it takes to get a Conservative as President.
No, I expect Newt to arrive with over 50%.
Romney and Paul each under 25%.
Santorum will likely bag it after Florida.
No. I am a Santorum supporter who will support Newt if he s better positioned to beat Romney. Paul will not win a single state except maybe VA.
IF Newt stumbled or had a serious new scandal support would go to Santorum. If individual governors want to run as favorite sons to act as brokers at hw convention, they better act soon. I predict they won’t, lest they expose their own inability to control the votes.
Breibart list of top 10 left off one of my favorites, Alan West.
We haven’t even had the third primary/caucus yet, and people are already talking about a brokered convention?
Calm down, people.
Amen .... Amen
The writer must think it is 1960. It is impossible for a modern political convention to be brokered. Modern day political conventions are three day infomercials for the parties, nothing more.
Here is a more complete analysis of this possibility: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/19/the-horserace-for-january-19-2012/
It's only impossible until a large enough segment of the party wants it to be brokered. The same conservatives who provided the shellacking in 2010 just may orchestrate a brokered convention in 2012.
One obvious reason: Such a result would take away the Obamanist's ability to run recordings of the present candidates lambasting one another. For another, it would offer a more youthful look. Finally, the three individuals, mentioned, are clearly more Conservative than Romney, Gingrich or Santorum.
William Flax [Truth Based Logic]
Marco Rubio barely knows where the Senate washroom is yet. Didn’t we just elect a neophyte senator? How’s that working out? I’m not convinced that either Sen. Rubio or Gov. Jindal are natural born citizens, as their parents were not US citizens at the time of their birth.
Ditto to that!
I thought that Jindal’s parents were citizens?
The evil of Obama is not his lack of seniority; he totally rejects the premises upon which Americans declared their independence; has total disdain for the premises that were incorporated in our Constitution. Had we had a conservative candidate in 2008--an articulate one, to boot--the campaign would have been radically different. We certainly had enough ammunition to expose what Obama was about. It was simply never employed.
For one example of a way to have gone after Obama, which may be too politically incorrect for some people, yet still effective: Race & Ethnic Politics--America. 2008.
Or here is one that focuses on the type of Community Organizer that he was: Community Organizer.
One who is squeamish about challenging the Leftist racial agenda--i.e. turning minorities against the mainstream--could tone down the above, slightly, and still put Obama on the defensive. That McCain allowed Obama to be the one on offense for months on end, is where the election went awry.
It is really too early to tell, but I agree with G Larry. I expect Newt to win the South Carolina primary partly because he took King(,) John(ny) to task for spreading dispicable rumors two days before the election. Gee, when have we ever seen that before? Almost every time the Lamebrained Media want to destroy a conservative candidate. The American people are fed up with the loony leftists trying to destroy people with rumors and innuendo. I for one am grateful that Newt did and Italian In-Ur-endo to John King.
If Newt wins in Iowa, I look for Romney’s support to erode in Florida. Why? Because Romney has his talking points and seems scripted—just as Zerobummer was in 2008.
Paul has hit his high water mark now that we are entering states in which the primaries are open only to registered Republicans. The leftists in the #Occupy#Soros movement, which by the way is little mroe than the #Bowel movement, won’t be able to vote for Paul.
I look for Santorum to bow out after Florida and for Newt to win about 60% of the delegates to the convention from Saturday in South Carolina and for him to have 50% or more of the delegates by the convention with neither Romney nor Paul to have any real power. Newt will make nice to them as he shows them back to Texas-CD-17 and to Salt Lake City.
Neither will be in a Gingrich administration.
Dr. Pauls support grows slow and steady every day - because he is a true hard core conservative.
Cut $1 TTTrillion from Federal Budget in year ONE
End the Bailouts (Audit the Fed)
Defend our Borders
Simple Core Conservative Principles.
“Im not convinced that either Sen. Rubio or Gov. Jindal are natural born citizens, as their parents were not US citizens at the time of their birth.”
You would be right and they both know it which is why neither of them is pushing for the VP slot.
"Ron Paul keeps raising enough money "
Nope. Google it.
Jindal’s parents weren’t naturalized until after he was born. Neither he nor Rubio is a NBC.
Then we shouldn’t advance either of them as potential candidates.
Thanks for the info.
Paul is not a constituionalist. He thinks states should be able to allow the unborn to be slaughtered. That is a gross misunderstanding of the Constitution. He also voted for homos in the military, another unconstituional as well as leftist POV. Paul will never win, although he could be a spoiler.
Even if one of them were the Pefect Candidate, it’s not worth messing with the constitution.
I completely agree. Rubio in particular, enjoys a lot of support here.
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