>> There are other options out there that might emerge in the coming months, but whoever ends up being the Republican nominee, it will not be someone who is running right now. <<
What a f****** idiot. No, there’s no-one going to swoop in and save us from Romney... because the election has already started! You have to get on ballots, and that costs time and money, and the process is already completed for many states. Don’t professional writers even bother to check out the laws before speculating on something like this?
That is the way nominations were fought out for decades, so primary coronations be damned.
After the first ballot, a convention can make SpongeBob Squarepants the nominee.
Actually, the selectipon of a candidate has almost nothing to do with laws. It is a party process.