Delegate Drama: Brokered Convention Still Feasible

Brokered Convention Still Possible?

I just received this video via email, and I thought I should share this with readers because it provides an interesting report on the matter of delegate counts, and whether this primary is really over after all.  More, it provides some interesting tidbits on the activities of the RNC.  As you know, Ron Paul is still in the race, as is Mitt Romney, and the reason that’s important is because RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has directed staff to “open up channels of communications” between Romney’s campaign and the RNC. That would most definitely seem to violate the RNC’s rules while there are more than one contestant in the race.  We’ve known the RNC was in the tank for Romney for some time, but once again, this serves as further evidence of how they will do anything to advance their chosen candidate.  Here’s the video report from Ben Swann on Cincinnati’s WXIX News:

As you can see from this report, if the “unit rule” isn’t applied, then Mitt Romney may be looking at an open convention after all.  Look out!  “It ain’t over ’til it’s over…”

Swann also provided the link to thereal2012delegatecount.com in the course of his report.  At present, the count shows 697 delegates for Romney, but he needs 1144.  It would provide the irony of ironies if Ron Paul actually wound up forcing a brokered convention.

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18 Responses to Delegate Drama: Brokered Convention Still Feasible

  1. Cheetah says:

    This video shows the success that the Paulbots are having taking over the majority of delegates form a number of states. The primary is definitely not over!

    •  FYI – there are a lot of Ron Paul supporters that really don’t appreciate being called ‘Paulbots’ . I happen to be one of them. I support Ron Paul but am no robot that follows blindly. I support him because he is right on most issues and is the only one that has a proven record of being Constitutional and we can be assured that he will uphold the Constitution.

      • Cheetah says:

        Ralyn,  My apologies and thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  2. Guest says:

    Yes!!! Thank you.

  3. elscotem says:

    Tampa in June will give America a Conservative run for the White house. 

  4. Carmtom13 says:

    Thanks for posting this Mark, this leads me to believe there will be an open convention, that is why the elite GOP in DC is going out pushing their chosen candidate every chance they get and they are trying their best to marginalize Governor Sarah Palin. Governor Palin is the elite DC establishments biggest threat.

  5. Silverscribler says:

    I hope Ron Paul is successful. I really believe that if we get an open convention, Newt will have a chance. And I believe Newt could beat Obama.

  6. the unit says:

    Well, we will see and be looking over the next several months.  Who knows, perhaps there is an infant candidate set afloat among the bulrushes biding his time.  We are all Miriam now.  Who is the Phararoh’s daughter?  Perhaps it is past that point and we are the nurturers.  May not happen right now, but we don’t quit.  Time will tell. I just ain’t nurturing “O.”

  7. the unit says:

    News I saw today …Paul collected 21 of 24 delegates in Maine over the weekend.  Chipping away.  Maybe leading to the open convention.  I’ve seen it before, exciting when first ballot doesn’t produce the so-called leader.  Can’t remember when that was exactly.  Maybe it will be again…maybe it won’t. Even then…there was tomorrow and that was a long time ago…and we still got to today with tomorrow at sunrise. One day at a time, and glad to be here.

    •  I believe you are citing the Nevada results – Maine was a clean sweep.

      • the unit says:

        OK, fine.  You are saying 24 then?  Well I was close in citing the news report I had.  That’s what we have to go on…MSM.  It had to hurt them to even say 21, since they will go with either Mitt or Obama.

  8. TeaPartyBarbie says:

    The unit rule is traditionally the “winner take all” rule, not what Ben Swan has covered here. This is why the RNC needs a glossary of terms in their rule book. 

    •  The unit rule also applies to districts – this is why they don’t bind them all, so they can get around that rule. Binding does not prohibit delegates from abstaining to vote…

  9. the unit says:

    That’s interesting…. “the unit rule”..for some reason I Iike that!!!  I like Constitution rule. Notice in that even though states could decide who voted….there was no primary…to see what other states and other people did, go on and on. Pick and choose…then send the message to the swamp for President and the other one in charge of Vice.

  10. Mimsborne says:

    Saw a follow-up from Ben Swann on this subject of “bound” delegates.  He quotes a lawyer for the RNC from 2008: 
    “Jennifer
    Sheehan, Legal Counsel for the Republican National Convention, plainly
    stated in a letter several weeks before the 2008 convention, “[The] RNC
    does not recognize a state’s binding of national delegates, but
    considers each delegate a free agent who can vote for whoever they
    choose.” And, “The national convention allows delegates to vote for the
    individual of their choice, regardless of whether the person’s name is
    officially placed into nomination or not.””Looks like that means all the delegates that Ron Paul is winning can vote for him, and not for Romney, even if they are officially “bound” for someone else.