Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich will not be the Republican nominee — even if it means a brokered convention
Posted on 12/09/2011 5:56:49 PM PST by katiedidit1
Silver doesnt quite go so far as to say that it makes a brokered convention or a late-breaking establishment candidate likely, but Im willing to go that far. Theres just no way the Republican establishment lets Gingrich become their nominee. As Andrew Sullivan pointed out today, youre already seeing the anti-Gingrich mobilization among conservative thought leaders: Heres George Will, Charles Krauthammer, David Brooks, Ross Douthat, Tom Coburn and Ann Coulter, just for starters. Theres this Politico story about all the Washington Republicans who hate Gingrich.
Now, I think its more likely that this mobilization leads to a Romney win then a brokered convention or a new entrant. But I think it makes a Gingrich win almost impossible to imagine. And if something once considered so impossible begins to look likely, then correspondingly extraordinary events again, like a brokered convention will become likely, also.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Could there seriously be a fix among the gop establishment to block Newt? speculating on my part but I would never underestimate the republican insiders. Looks like the talking heads are not happy with the Newt surge (making fools of them)
Hang on to your hats folks..this will be one hell of an election. IF you are pro Newt...brace yourselves for a lot more than just normal mudslinging...they will do a “Scooter Libby” on Newt.
The excerpt I posted was towards the end of the article.
Brokered convention? BS, not likely.
Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media vet the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.
This election will be a non-election...featuring the state approved candidates-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.
I think they left out one thing...
the voters!! :-)
you think the Tea Party is mad now....
wait until there’s a “brokered” convention. Then all heck will break loose.
The OWS will look like a peaceful event.
Who else we got? Palin (I wish) or Rick Perry or Bachmann?
Klein has brain damage from the liberal media echo chamber.
I looked up Ezra Klein in the dictionary and all they had was a cross reference
“See: Douche Bag”.
All of them RINO’s and RomneyBots. Predictable.
This is what happens during a brokered convention according to Wise Geek. “A brokered convention occurs in a US Presidential convention where no nominated candidate has received the needed delegates decided by primary election and caucuses to secure the nomination. If two people running in the primary elections are nearly tied in delegates as the nominating convention approaches, the decision of who will actually run for President is taken out of the hands of the people. Instead, its left up to unpledged delegates (called so by the Republican party) or the Democrat Partys superdelegates”
The bastards did it to Reagan in 1976!!
If at a brokered convention the party establichment tries to force Mitt Romney upon the voters, it will likely destroy the G.O.P. forever.
And good damned riddance if they try it.
If this is true, then I'm starting to like Gingrich a bit more.
This is just blather because there is nothing really bad to report on Newt or to complain about Palin.
I never heard of a brokered convention until now..and though it is not probable..it could happen. If Romney and Newt are so close and neither has enough delegates to hit the target..it will be taken OUT of the hands of the people and up to the “undecided (plants) delegates”
Pundits are always fighting the last war.
Exactly. We hear the hysterical "brokered convention" talk every cycle and it just isn't likely to happen.
If Newt continues improving as a candidate and wins the nomination, the "establishment" will fall in line. They may fight him all the way, but if Gingrich proves too strong to stop, the folks complaining about him will just change their tune and declare he's grown as a person and a candidate.
Don’t like either one. However, that being said, I would rather have Newt than Mitt if I have no other choice.
The RNC will have to wait until after the primaries. This is where We get a chance to voice who we want with out them.
It’s going to be a battle, first with the established RINO’s then zer0
I’m betting the RINOS will be a battle, but neither one will be much.
They just don’t know how smoking bad we want this fight.
Both go down, America wins
Ezra Klein is a snot nose, little, whiney brat. He started the infamous journolist site that got busted for plotting to destroy republican candidates.
He’s a POS and NEVER has claimed to be objective. He’s not real bright either. Never has been accurate and just a slimey little jerk.
He has no knowledge of what is going on, he’s too busy shilling for another POS, obami.