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