Skip to comments.After Alabama and Mississippi: Will the GOP Convention Be a Battleground?
Posted on 03/14/2012 1:08:13 PM PDT by BAW
Is it time to take the Republican convention seriously as a potential battleground?
Republicans should know better by now. Their still-putative nominee, Mitt Romney, lacks the conservative support to capture the kind of expectations-exceeding primary win necessary to capsize underfunded but motivated rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Romney didnt do it in South Carolina, Colorado, or Tennessee. He proved unable once again on Tuesday to claim victory in a state, Mississippi, that seemed tantalizingly within reach.
The months-long trend makes it clear that Romney will have to win the GOP nomination with math, not acclamation, steadily accumulating enough delegates in friendly contests until he reaches the nomination-clinching number of 1,144. But that path is fraught with risk. There is always the chance that hell fall just short of the magic number, which raises the possibility of a contested August convention in Tampa.
Many mocked the notion a month ago, but it now seems increasingly likely. After last night, you have to start think its possible,' said political consultant Curt Anderson, a former political director of the Republican National Committee who advised Rick Perry before he quit the race. It seems more possible than before, thats for sure.
The Santorum and Gingrich campaigns are each eagerly embracing that very scenario. In a memo released this week, the Santorum team argued that some delegates ostensibly pledged to Romney would switch to the onetime senator if Romney fails to win on the first ballot at the convention. Combined with a difficult schedule remaining for Romney, that dynamic ensures that the front-runner wont acquire enough delegates, the Santorum campaign contends
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I’m all for it.
explains again why the ruling party is doing a terrific
job to silence him. He will be there fighting. He said it first now the other person is copying his idea.
It’d better be.
If it’s RINOmney, I’m not checking the president box.
After all, why go for Obama lite when one can get the whole sleezy, slimy package?
Worst that can happen is we wind up with a RINO, which is where we are headed now.
Not going to happen.
No, it wont be a brokered convention, nor a battleground.
Hope so. Sieze the power back from the elites. Or at least make them scramble so they begin to fear the electorate again.
If it's a brokered convention, who's going to be doing the brokering? Hint: it's not the grass roots.
No matter who might emerge from such a convention, he or she couldn't be worse than Romney.
I think you are right. The Fat Backroom, cheap labor proponents in the GOP will force us to hold our nose and vote for Romney, as they did with McCain, SIC NO ENTHUSIASM unless RUBIO is VP.
Our only hope is summed up in this email I rec’d
Brilliant in its Simplicity
A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.
B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.
C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.
D. In three generations, there will be no Democrats.
Man!! I love it when a plan comes together!
I’m all in for a brokered convention. Stupid GOP-e and their RINO nonsense. They all thought it would be a cakewalk for Mittens..
I’m down for it.
FUMR and the horse you rode in on. Looks more like an ass and who rides backward and bareback?
The thing is, liberalism-leftism isn’t hereditary.
Count on it!
Romney can’t secure the nomination with the state primaries left.
If he is our nominee, we lose big-time!
I put my ballot in for him here. However, I’m not optimistic for him at this point. He has but ONE chance - that chance is in a lengthy speech at a brokered GOP convention. It had better be the most passionate speech of his life. If he isn’t working on it now, he should be. It is his last chance. He won’t be in any debates from hereon out.
A brokered convention has to be a good thing. Besides, I want to see the angst looks on the faces of the GOP Elites, Karl Rove and Ann Coulter.
This will be Conservatives chance to make some noise and cause a ruckus.
Romney is NOT inevitable, folks. Did you see how nervous he was on CNN last night? He’s on the ropes and knows it.
Delegate counts be damned.
If Santorum does his part the rest of the way, Romney will be 250 short at the convention, while Santorum would be about 300 short. If Santorum fades, or Paul or Newt draw too much from him, Romney could pick up the 250 before then.
Santorum is not going to fade.
Wisconsin Freepers: Please contact me via private mail. We’ve got work to do.