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A Brokered Convention Would
Be an Ugly Act of Self-Sabotage

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/3/2020 4:24:04 PM

Brokered conventions are the fan fiction of political junkies. They’re rich in dramatic possibilities, and can fill a mundane process with intrigue. In every presidential election, the prospect of a brokered convention is raised not because it is likely but because it is fun to discuss the what-ifs and to imagine the convention as something other than the choreographed boredom it has become. But now that a convention beginning without a clear nominee is more plausible, the amusing hypothetical has given way to a nightmarish reality. A contested convention would be an opportunity for a political party to tear itself to pieces on live television.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Felixed 3/3/2020 4:31:15 PM (No. 335900)
Couldn't happen to a nicer, more deserving bunch of people.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Taxed2Death 3/3/2020 4:37:16 PM (No. 335905)
As this piece comes from the Nation, the unstated wish is “just nominate the commie and be done with it”
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Reply 3 - Posted by: crashnburn 3/3/2020 4:58:07 PM (No. 335919)
And the problem is? They’ll have a choice between a literally brain dead liberal and a commi-frat with a bad heart. What’s not to like (if you’re a Republican?)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: SamNJ 3/3/2020 5:10:31 PM (No. 335928)
From the article: "...the 2016 nomination process...ended with Sanders endorsing Hillary Clinton and campaigning vigorously for her." Yes, but that was because Bernie was promised, and received, some nifty capitalist goodies.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 3/3/2020 5:12:02 PM (No. 335929)
Newsflash: The democrats have already committed mutual suicide when they pressured Witchy Pelosi to begin the Ukraine impeachment process, not that they were golden before that. The only questionable outcome now is whether Bernie's Burners will create a bunch of mayhem or not. Donald Trump can take apart Bernie or Biden with equal ease.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: learner 3/3/2020 5:15:45 PM (No. 335931)
That is what I am hoping for. Would like for the American public to see the mask slip and expose these authoritarian despots for what they truly are.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jpdkas 3/3/2020 5:18:59 PM (No. 335935)
A brokered Democrat convention would be a wonderful sight to behold. Bring the popcorn!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/3/2020 5:19:36 PM (No. 335936)
Pretty funny to see the various dem factions make the case for doing things their way. This author says that Bernie should be given his shot, if they want to win. Supposedly, if they don't, the Bernie Bros will not vote for the brokered candidate. The implication is that Bernie can win but they don't discuss the loss of votes among dems of a Socialist candidate. Further, if Bernie is not the candidate, the losses of Bernie's supporters may be long lasting. However, nothing is thought of the long lasting loss of support for an openly declared Socialist dem party. Dems are whistling past the graveyard. This all may be moot because like "arguably the 1952 race against Dwight Eisenhower was unwinnable by any Democrat", that may also be true against Trump in 2020, especially with the sad choices in dem candidates.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Philipsonh 3/3/2020 5:41:29 PM (No. 335947)
Not a chance. The MSM outlets will reports they all love one another and they are fighting for the good of the Nation.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: padiva 3/3/2020 6:05:31 PM (No. 335972)
Bring your own .....grape kool-aid.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: paral04 3/3/2020 6:08:27 PM (No. 335977)
Can't wait to watch it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: skacmar 3/3/2020 6:28:00 PM (No. 336001)
I can just see it now..... The Democrat leadership, in the public's best interests of course, will cancel the convention due to the Corona Virus. This will give them the chance to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders out of public sight and control the narrative on how Sanders just didn't make the cut.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ginadee 3/3/2020 7:09:28 PM (No. 336028)
A brokered convention....that would be so much fun!!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TLCary 3/4/2020 7:47:19 AM (No. 336396)
The Democrats (like all Communists) only want the party to decide, and the voters are simply a problem to be overcome. This will put that on full display, (as if there isn't a ton of evidence already). The GOP does not have Superdelegates, no matter how NPR tries to create them. Delegates are bound to the decision of the electorate and some of them are named and assigned automatically so the State Chairman and two Committee members get to attend. Nothing special authority to them at ALL.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/4/2020 8:18:06 AM (No. 336434)
Don't think I'd wanna be anywhere NEAR Milwaukee when Uncle and Anti Fa come to town during a brokered convention.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Smart11344 3/4/2020 2:12:17 PM (No. 336815)
Bring back Chicago 1968.
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