Skip to comments.Inside a brokered Convention: ‘Brokered’ GOP convention? Get ready, say political strategists
Posted on 03/15/2012 11:02:05 AM PDT by God-fear-republican
"Much of the maneuvering would come down to fights over arcane bits of parliamentary procedure because state parties, not the national GOP, are the ones who really hold the power at brokered conventions. Each state party operates under a different set of voting rules, and each campaigns ability to understand which states delegation can do what and when could be a deciding factor.Every state is different. Some states, you vote for the candidate to whom you were pledged in perpetuity. Others, youre released after the first ballot; others, youre released after the second ballot; others youre released after the third ballot,... National Committees wishes, he said, would be utterly, completely irrelevant. ....They cant even buy a hot dog, ...
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How about a brokered convention and McDonnell/Palin Ticket?
Be careful what you wish for ... you might just get it.
There was a brokered convention in 1940 and Wendell Wilkie came out of nowhere to win the nomination. He went to work for Roosevelt after losing the election. Looked like a set-up then and it still does now.
Unfortunately all we’ll get is a Jeb Bush /Mitt Romney ticket....you heard it here first /s...
A “brokered” convention is a real convention.
Thats when we find out all our delegates are secretly Ron Paul operatives. :)
Willard takes it on the first vote.
Hussein is re-elected.
The problem with the 1940 campaign was that Wilkie did not appear to grasp the coming wars (US involvement) in Asia and Europe.
That would be cool, but New Mexico needs Susanna to keep us safe from those ‘Dimocrats’ in Santa Fe.
Both Roosevelt and Wilkie ran as anti-war candidates, just as Wilson did in 1916. 86% of the population was against fighting in 1940 because they thought that the Russians and the Germans could destroy each other. The America First movement was very popular before Pearl Harbor.
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah...
I can feel the groundswell now.
“...Shirley said. The Republican National Committees wishes, he said, would be utterly, completely irrelevant.
They cant even buy a hot dog, Shirley quipped.”
Shirley, you jest. The RNC is made up of the Superdelegates, who are the 50 state Committeewomen, the 50 state Committeemen, plus the State Party Chairs of the Republican States!
Fine by me.
Fine by me.
The Party can't sign off till the majority of delegates are satisfied.
I think Daniels or Christie would nab it. Or perhaps there's a real dark horse out there somewhere.
Not likely because RINOs will be rejected by conservatives again and again. The Party will try though but they will look bad.
In my state (West Virginia) I'm running as an "Uncommitted" delegate. I had to sign up before the end of January as either committed to a named individual or uncommitted. I choose the uncommitted role so I would be able to support whichever Anti-Romney candidate was still around. My first choices - Cain, Bachman, & Perry are already gone, so if and when I get to Tampa I'll vote for either Gingrich or Santorum (whichever can beat Willard).
Like a lot of citizens of late voting states, it's going to be nice to be able to have a part in choosing our candidate for a change. I'd like to see the recommendation approved which was made in 2008 to divide the country into four squares (NE, SE, SW, and NW) and rotate which square starts the primary season every four years. They'd all (within the square) vote on the same day with the next square voting about a month later, etc. That way we could stop the liberal states from picking our candidate for us because they insisted on being the earliest primary/caucus states.
While we're fixing the system, I'd like to stop letting Independents and Democrats vote in our primary, which also lets them pick our candidates for us. If you want to pick the Republican candidate, you should have been a registered Republican for at least the last six months!
“How about a brokered convention and McDonnell/Palin Ticket?”
Sounds good.....sans McDonnell!
Are you well-known enough to win election? Uncommitted delegates have an uphill struggle.
Whoever we have at a brokered convention
Paul Ryan needs to be on the ticket.
Ryan/Perry (my personal favorite)
These are combos that can win the race and give gravitas to the ticket
We need young, intellegent and well-spoken. He is an economist and understands the way to start the economy.
And we need to pound THE ECONOMY! THE ECONOMY! THE ECONOMY!
I think I am well known enough. I'm on the WV State Republican Executive Committee. I've also ran for both the State Senate and the State House of Delegates - I lost every time because I am a Republican, but every time I did better than the party breakdown by percentages.
The other reason I may get a win is that I am running for one of the three seats in the First Congressional District. There are a total of 28 people running for those three seats. Eight are committed to Romney. Two are committed to Santorum. Ten are committed to Gingrich, three to Paul, and the other six are uncommitted.
Ron Paul is an "Also Ran". The biggest competition I have are the two committed to Santorum. With Gingrich's recent failings I'd bet that most folks will want to vote for either a delegate supporting Santorum or Uncommitted. I don't believe that we country folks would support Romney....especially after all of his backstabbing efforts against his conservative opponents. We're not real fond of mud slingers. (As an aside, I'd almost bet that Romney was the one who stabbed Herman Cain in the back with the floozie attacks.)
Bottom line, Romney had better hope that I don't get to go to Tampa and be the deciding vote.
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