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Thursday, April 07, 2016

The party of Steve Harvey

If Republicans insist on stealing the nomination from Trump, I have a suggestion. Have a former Clevelander host the convention.

Steve Harvey.



The party apparatus in Washington is demanding that Donald Trump -- and only Donald Trump -- reach the 1,237-delegate level. Any other Republican can have as few as zero delegates and still win the nomination. The rules are the rules except when the rules don't apply. The idea that in an election whoever gets the most votes wins is foreign to the Republican Party, But hey, let them run the next guy instead of the guy who wins.

In fact, given that Joe McCarthy lookalike Ted Cruz is untrusted by everyone but his mistresses in Washington, why not just auction off the nomination?

Sure.

Just like naming rights. This convention will be in the Quicken Loans Arena which is across from Progressive Field.

Whoever is willing to pay the most to Reince Priebus and company gets the nomination. Of course, Trump will be ruled ineligible because all 17 candidates would be ineligible under this 4Q rule. And Steve Harvey can announce the winner.

17 comments:

  1. The RNC is beginning to look like the Keystone Kops. - Elric

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    1. Beginning? Running Johnny Maverick McRINO whose platform was "reaching across the aisle" and stabbing Republicans in the back and who allowed his staffers to undermine his running mate Sarah Palin. Beginning? Running Mittens Romneycare who was the only Republican who couldn't run against Obummercare. Beginning? Then, this year putting forth Jeb! who was guaranteed to lose against Thunder Rodent Thighs. Beginning? Supporting amnesty and creating millions of Dimocrats which would mean the end of the Republican Party. Beginning? Now announcing that if Trump wins the nomination they won't support him. Beginning?

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    2. Beginning? Running Johnny Maverick McRINO whose platform was "reaching across the aisle" and stabbing Republicans in the back and who allowed his staffers to undermine his running mate Sarah Palin. Beginning? Running Mittens Romneycare who was the only Republican who couldn't run against Obummercare. Beginning? Then, this year putting forth Jeb! who was guaranteed to lose against Thunder Rodent Thighs. Beginning? Supporting amnesty and creating millions of Dimocrats which would mean the end of the Republican Party. Beginning? Now announcing that if Trump wins the nomination they won't support him. Beginning?

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    1. Thanks. Your approval means a lot to me,and you should know that. Had a time getting my name to show up. But I like it, too.

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    2. Don't know what I think of the new format. It will take a little time to get used to it, especially the larger font that shows up in my browser. For a minute there, I thought this morning I had reached the wrong site. I needed a trigger warning.

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    3. Trigger warning Oh, this is always your safe place. My eyes had trouble reading. Pumped it up to 16 points. Everything is in Georgia, Bill Gates font that is Times New Roman for computers and a great improvement in print.

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  3. "Stealing". OK. Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but are Republicans planning on violating the previously-stated delegate rules?

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    1. The fellow with the most votes -- by delegates -- wins. Anything else is wrong.

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    2. That's not how it works in almost any US electoral system I can think of. Certainly not the presidential election/electoral college.

      Surely you don't propose changing pre-existing rules so that your candidate wins?

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    3. Kinda sounds like the GOP does.

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    4. "The fellow with the most votes -- by delegates -- wins."
      Not quite right. The fellow with a majority of delegate votes wins. If no one can get a majority, that means by definition, that more than half of the delegates want someone else. So then the delegates get together to find someone they can agree on. I would say that the fellow with the most votes has a good argument that he should be the pick, but he'll have to make some deals and negotiate to make it happen. Isn't that Trump's wheelhouse? I think it's a great way to find out if Trump is as good at those things as he claims.

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    5. If the R's have followed this rule from the beginning, we would have had President William Seward rather than Abraham Lincoln.

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  4. Maybe the fellow with the most delegates "should" be the nominee, however the "rules" state that you must have 1237 to win the nomination. If you disagree with the rules then change them or start your own party, but don't grouse about having to follow the rules. That's what Democrats do. -Skeneogden

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  5. 1237 is "must be this tall to ride this ride". It's the minimum number required to win on the first ballot. Given the number of 'winner take all' contests, if you can't get 51% of the delegates, that means you have less than 51% of support from your own party, much less the entire electorate.

    If a candidate cannot get even half of his party to support him, I am fully in favor or the party taking a second or third look at who their candidate is going to be.

    If Trump wants to be that candidate, he needs to convince a majority of his own party that he is the best choice.
    It's not a gimme. Or a suicide pact.

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  6. Here's a crazy idea. Why don't we do away with the primary nonsense and go back to the smoke filled back room. It was a whole lot easier.

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  7. Why is everyone pissing and moaning about the rules now? 1237 is what it takes, so maybe I'm missing something. This may be where all the Trumpkins find that they've pissed up by alienating everyone not on Trump's nuts by calling them Cuckservative or GOPe.

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