Basically, this blog details the plan behind how the GOPe (GOP Establishment) not only made changes to its primary process, but flooded the field with "splitter candidates", designed to split and dilute the support away from all candidates who might challenge their anointed choice, Jeb Bush.
It's why the GOP passed a rule that no state primary held before March 15th could award delegates in a winner-take-all format, but only proportionally, instead.
It's why Lindsey Graham, Kasich, Rubio, Cruz, Fiorina and a host of other candidates were "running"....but never really ran, anywhere or to anything.
And not only has Trump destroyed the plan, but the GOP is left with a bunch of candidates who they know aren't good enough to be "the guy"....because that's the precise reason that they are in the race, to begin with.
Also, in light of Romney's latest nonsense, it should be mentioned that it was just how they hoped to do the same with Romney, just 4 years ago.
I'm not going to re-post the whole thing here. It is lengthy, but a good read. It is not from a mainstream source, or one which I know to be reputable. It could contain any number of fatally flawed points, but I didn't find any.
Any thing to the Romney led civil war
"A brokered convention is the pipe dream of the Washington establishment," Cruz told reporters ahead of his rally in Orono, Maine, but added, "In my view, a brokered convention ain't going to happen."
Cruz said that if the Washington establishment tried to steal the nomination from the GOP front-runner, currently Donald Trump, it could cause a revolt. That's why he emphasized how important it is for him to win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.
I don't know that Trump would be the best thing for our country, but I hope he goes 3rd party and crushes the Ds and the Rs
I think the majority of Americans are not happy with the political process as it exists today. They are looking for anything anti-political-establishment. A lot of them think they have found this in Trump.
These "Trumpeteers" may be correct. And they may be wrong. We'll all find out if Trump gets elected. And he may win it, after all Americans love a successful person.
Saw this on facebook.
Since his ball got rolling they have helped him out (along with the media) trying to bring him down by all means necessary.
At this point there is a better chance that Trump is able to move the establishment party goers to vote for him before the "Trumpeteers" just jump to Cruz or Rubio knowing the machine destroyed Trumps chances.
I have no idea if Trump could do the job well, no different than I know Rubio or Cruz are gonna do it right, but he has shaken up the political landscape and that is welcomed by me.
"We have a chart for that"
And notice, he doesn't disavow a brokered convention, but rather, just believes it is unlikely.
Brokered convention is Paul Ryan. It can't be Rubio or Cruz because of the way they've gone after Trump. It really can't be anyone that ran against Trump and got less votes. Too much bad blood.
I wish the Rinos had this much intensity fighting Obama's spending over the past 7 years than they did the last couple of months on Trump. The voters gave them a majority and these spineless Rino's simply threw eggs in their faces.
Last edited by rbroyles; 03-05-2016 at 01:57 AM.
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