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To: Zack Nguyen
When is the last time we had a brokered convention?
11 posted on 01/28/2003 8:05:48 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
When is the last time we had a brokered convention?

If I am not mistaken, it was brokered or very close to it in the 1976 RNC. Reagan and Ford went down to the wire. Reagan came amazingly close to unseating a sitting President, which is as Peggy Noonan put it, "a very un-Republican thing to do."

41 posted on 01/28/2003 8:45:44 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: ewing
I believe the last brokered convention was with Wendell Winkie in 1944 (40?). He wasn't even a candidate for Prez but the convention was split and they nominated him as a prominent economist/compromise. At least that's what I can remember from the history books.

I think there's a good chance we could go through Super Tuesday and still not have a presumptive nominee; the Rats give out delegates proportionally in all states, I think, so without winner-take-all the delegate count is much closer.

55 posted on 01/28/2003 9:02:55 AM PST by JohnnyZ (Everyone knows that square is the shape of evil! -Spongebob Squarepants)
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To: ewing
please explain what a brokered convention is--is it a behind the scenes deal making?
105 posted on 01/29/2003 4:45:19 PM PST by Taffini
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