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BREAKING: Mitt Romney is running for president 2016 and Paul Ryan is his running mate

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posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: vor78
a reply to: charolais

The idea is that if no one has enough delegates going into the convention and no one wins the first ballot, the delegates are then free to vote for anyone. Then, the establishment could put forth a new candidate for the delegates to vote on, such as Jeb or Romney.

Personally, I don't think its going to happen. The GOPe would lose even worse if they try to pull something like that.


Thanks for the clarification. Agreed that it seems unlikely... it would definitely cause a major uproar if they pull off a stunt like that. It's also a major slap in the face to their voter base (not really sure if they care or not though...).




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: vor78
a reply to: charolais

The idea is that if no one has enough delegates going into the convention and no one wins the first ballot, the delegates are then free to vote for anyone. Then, the establishment could put forth a new candidate for the delegates to vote on, such as Jeb or Romney.

Personally, I don't think its going to happen. The GOPe would lose even worse if they try to pull something like that.


People would go berserk! lol!

Glenn Beck is losing his mind over Trump too.

For months he has been slamming Trump.

Lol, because Trump wouldn't talk to him on his radio program last year.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: charolais

The GOPe is all talk. They're just trying to frighten and intimidate their voting base into rallying behind any of the other three candidates and dumping Trump. They know they can't go through with the 'brokered convention' in a political environment like this. The GOPe is surprisingly stupid, but, for the reasons you suggest, even they aren't THIS stupid.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 08:33 AM
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All of this nonsense will continue until we abandon this ridiculous two-party system which has brought us such fantastic match-ups as Bush v. Kerry, Obama v. Romney and countless others. They even tried hand us a Bush v. Clinton re-run this time around. Seriously, does anyone believe these stooges are the best people available for a job that, last time I checked, was still pretty important?
edit on 7-3-2016 by Slave2theTruth because: Punctuation!?#



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

This is NOTHING like deciding what to do with ones down time.

You are making it sound like if his friends knock on his Mummy's door, asking if he is coming out to play, he will put on his skates and go skating for the day.

This is not kindergarten. He either is, or is not going to run, and he should already know which side of that choice he falls on.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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They don't believe Trump can add seats to the House and Senate, where the real power is and where they have control now. They think Trump will reverse their fortunes and they will lose the House and Senate. In other words GOP establishment doesn't care about the President position, they are used to it being Obama and using it to gain seats. They probably see Clinton as more of the same, more power in Congress for them over the next eight years.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT
Well, I seriously doubt that he'll back Cruz, since the establishment cant stand Trump or Cruz.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: Chance321

He and the establishment actually might back Cruz, if they think it would unify the Trump opposition and lead to his defeat. Once accomplished, they'd immediately find a reason to publicly turn on Cruz as well.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: Visiting ESB
a reply to: ChesterJohn

He denied it this morning with Chris Wallace but said he would if "drafted". So, when does this "drafting" take place?


During the National conventions (Republican and Democrat) the delegates the candidates won during the primaries vote for that person. Once the 1st round of voting is complete, and if no one candidate achieves the minimum number of delegates (Democrats need 2,382 and Republicans need 1,237) it moves to a second round of voting. At this point delegates are no longer bound to vote for the candidate who "won" in the various state elections and are free to vote for whom ever they wish.

At this point any candidate can be "drafted" on the floor and become a contender for his/her party's nomination and delegates are free to vote for them.


The Democratic convention will be attended by about 4,763 delegates, with 2,382 delegates needed to win the nomination. The Republican convention will be attended by 2,472 delegates, with 1,237 delegates needed to win.


Super delegates - They are free to vote for any candidate regardless of the state results. Democrats are the only party to have super delegates.

Just to clarify the primaries are not "official elections". They are the method each party uses in order to find the person to represent the party in the Presidential elections. The voting, how its conducted,etc are established by each party for the primaries only.

If no Republican wins the minimum delegates, Romney can be "drafted" on the floor of the Republican convention and if he receives the needed delegate votes he becomes the party's nominee for President. He then will choose his running mate at a later time.

Source
* - How the delegates needed to win each party’s nomination are awarded
edit on 7-3-2016 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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Are you sure this is not just financial management for the old campaign? If you jump back up a level you can see they have made dozens of filings consistently through the offseason. This is not a sudden occurrence as the OP implies.

www.fec.gov...




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