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Inside a brokered Convention: ‘Brokered’ GOP convention? Get ready, say political strategists
The Daily Caller ^ | Mar. 13th, 2012 | Will Rahn

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 campaign’s ability to understand which state’s 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, you’re released after the first ballot; others, you’re released after the second ballot; others you’re released after the third ballot,”... National Committee’s wishes, he said, would be “utterly, completely irrelevant.” ....“They can’t even buy a hot dog,” ...

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1 posted on 03/15/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT by God-fear-republican
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To: God-fear-republican

How about a brokered convention and McDonnell/Palin Ticket?


2 posted on 03/15/2012 11:05:16 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: God-fear-republican

Be careful what you wish for ... you might just get it.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Kartographer
How about a Sarah Palin - Susanna Martinez ticket?
4 posted on 03/15/2012 11:08:36 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: God-fear-republican

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.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 11:09:52 AM PDT by RichardMoore (There is only one issue- Life)
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To: God-fear-republican

Unfortunately all we’ll get is a Jeb Bush /Mitt Romney ticket....you heard it here first /s...


6 posted on 03/15/2012 11:09:56 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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7 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT by garjog
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To: God-fear-republican

A “brokered” convention is a real convention.

Thats when we find out all our delegates are secretly Ron Paul operatives. :)


8 posted on 03/15/2012 11:13:44 AM PDT by marron
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To: God-fear-republican

Willard takes it on the first vote.

Hussein is re-elected.

America suffers.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 11:16:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: RichardMoore

The problem with the 1940 campaign was that Wilkie did not appear to grasp the coming wars (US involvement) in Asia and Europe.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 11:21:08 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

That would be cool, but New Mexico needs Susanna to keep us safe from those ‘Dimocrats’ in Santa Fe.


11 posted on 03/15/2012 11:21:39 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: marron
"A “brokered” convention is a real convention.

Thats when we find out all our delegates are secretly Ron Paul operatives. :)"


That would bring a whole new context to the term 'Smoke Filled Back Rooms' wouldn't it? ;-)
12 posted on 03/15/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Perdogg

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.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 11:24:59 AM PDT by RichardMoore (There is only one issue- Life)
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To: God-fear-republican

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah...

I can feel the groundswell now.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 11:31:10 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: God-fear-republican

“...Shirley said. The Republican National Committee’s wishes, he said, would be “utterly, completely irrelevant.”

“They can’t 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!


15 posted on 03/15/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT by ngat
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To: God-fear-republican

Fine by me.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 11:35:24 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: God-fear-republican

Fine by me.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 11:35:59 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mo
Not if conservatives have around 1/2 the delegates (Romney and Gingrich combined).

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.

18 posted on 03/15/2012 11:39:53 AM PDT by what's up
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To: mo

Not likely because RINOs will be rejected by conservatives again and again. The Party will try though but they will look bad.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by God-fear-republican
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“Every state is different. Some states, you vote for the candidate to whom you were pledged in perpetuity.”

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!

20 posted on 03/15/2012 11:59:28 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Kartographer

“How about a brokered convention and McDonnell/Palin Ticket?”
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Sounds good.....sans McDonnell!


21 posted on 03/15/2012 2:34:28 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Retired COB

Are you well-known enough to win election? Uncommitted delegates have an uphill struggle.


22 posted on 03/15/2012 5:33:18 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: God-fear-republican

Whoever we have at a brokered convention

Paul Ryan needs to be on the ticket.

Ryan/Gingrich

Ryan/Rommney

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!


23 posted on 03/16/2012 6:36:22 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: scrabblehack
Are you well-known enough to win election? Uncommitted delegates have an uphill struggle.

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.

24 posted on 03/16/2012 6:41:39 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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