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  •  I think a deadlocked convention (4+ / 0-)
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    Anton Bursch, majcmb1, pademocrat, scotths

    ...is a distinct possibility.

    A brokered convention, not a realistic possibility anyway, bepends on having something to broker.

    The Tea Party has abandoned politics as the art of the possible. They are all about all or nothing. in the event of Mitt falling short of a majority I think that a sizeable number I'd Sabtorum delegates might refuse to vote for him even if released by Santorum.

    We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

    by bmcphail on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 07:32:37 PM PDT

    •  Under that scenario (0+ / 0-)

      Mitts only hope would be enough uncommitree delagates who haven't abandoned politics.

      We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

      by bmcphail on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 07:33:59 PM PDT

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      •  Exactly... even if he falls short in delegates (4+ / 0-)
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        majcmb1, vcmvo2, KJG52, bmcphail

        he'll pull off enough of the others to win.

        What I would hope for out of that scenario though is the fall out of what you describe. Mitt goes ahead and wins but the Tea Party absolutists freak out completely and make an unholy mess out of things causing the media narrative to be all about that instead of all about what a great ol' electable guy the Mittster is!

        That I think is a real possibility.

        "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

        by Andrew C White on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 08:35:13 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry for the dreadful autocomplete errors (0+ / 0-)

      in my post....using a phone.

      We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

      by bmcphail on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 12:02:59 PM PDT

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