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Sharad

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Brokered Convention?
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:12:25 PM »
I'm just wondering if anybody thinks we may possibly see a brokered Republican convention and a compromise candidate emerge (Paul Ryan, Asa Hutchinson, etc.). I just have a sneaking suspicion that there will be 3-4 candidates fighting to the convention, and none of them will back down. Based on the hard lines many candidates have taken, maybe this would be the only possibility of the Republicans winning an election against a very polarizing Democratic candidate. We're only a few weeks away from the Iowa caucus, and I just have a sneaking suspicion that this will be the one to produce some chaos for the Republican party convention.
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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 12:21:54 PM »
i have read that "superdelegates" are a democratic but not republican party thing.  if so then i think it is quite possible that there will be no republican nominee come convention. trump will love the deal making certainly.  only way to avoid seems to me is if everyone not named trump or cruz solidifies on a single guy, and i dont see bush and rubio agreeing on who that guy should be.   ;)

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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 12:32:04 PM »
I hope for this and hope that the compromise candidate is currently relatively obscure on the national stage.

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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 12:39:45 PM »
I hope for this and hope that the compromise candidate is currently relatively obscure on the national stage.

where is al haig when you need him...

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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 01:27:47 PM »
Rand Paul please.
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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 11:34:37 AM »
where is mike bloomberg when you need him....oh, right there on the cover of the NYT

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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 12:13:17 PM »
brokered convention? how about a brokered election if bloomie runs as independent?

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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 02:12:35 PM »
While it is certainly possible that no candidate will have locked up the delegate count prior to the convention, it is very remote that anyone other than one of the top tier candidates would be chosen.  I can guarantee that neither Paul or Hutchison would be selected.  Paul lacks support now and most people have no clue who Hutchison is.  Further, it is not like there is someone on the sidelines that everyone loves but did not choose to run. Anyone who mentions Romney clearly does not remember the lack of enthusiasm for him.  So it would be most likely that the first or second place candidate would offer something to candidate #3 such as the Vice Presidency. 

The way delegates are awarded (some winner take all states, and thresholds in order to earn delegates) should result in only two or three candidates having a meaningful number at the end.       

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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2016, 05:41:48 PM »
With the candidates that are leading in both parties, M (either Micky or Minnie) Mouse looks like a sure winner.
It is really sad.
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Re: Brokered Convention?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2016, 10:13:02 PM »
Rand Paul please.

one of the few that's rational.