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The last thing…the very last thing…the Republican Party needs is to see the nation flooded with images of a “brokered convention” that in fact reeks of contempt for the average conservative voters who have thought long and hard about their choices and, collectively, have emerged with two out of the original seventeen.
If one thinks one knows the outcome of this volatile race, one is a fool. But it is far from foolish to understand that based on the most basic experience of television coverage of political conventions, the televised coverage of a “brokered convention” - now supplementing the television networks with cable news, freelance cell phones and social media - would be anything but an utter disaster for the nominee and the party at large.
Brokered convention selfies, anyone? No thanks.
A Brokered Convention: Great Television, Bad Politics
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Profusion
What I would like to know, is why? Why is it, that it is only those who are MOST notable for their failures and excesses, who have been recognised by the population of the USA, as potential leaders? Are we seriously at a stage where Americans are choosing between the gossip queen who cannot keep a secret properly, or the fat kid who cannot stop eating innocent people's lives and wallets?
What the heck is that about, exactly? I have been paying really close attention, and all I can see is a nation setting itself up for a fall!
If Trump is obviously the front-runner, and the GOP pulls something to push forward another candidate, I will have NO problem voting Dem right down the ballot, and many other Republicans feel the same. Ignore our primary votes at your own peril.
My prediction is that come 2024, the GOP will no longer be a political party. A new one will rise before then. One with conservative fiscal values and for small government, but without the religious hang-ups of the old Republican party.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Profusion
The only way I'd watch the convention is if there's oodles of violence.