The presidential nomination race is finally getting closer and closer to being over. But it's not going to end quietly. The race is so close and in such contention, in fact, that presidential hopefuls on both sides are calling for a contested convention.
Reporters and headline writers, as well as the American people, could be in for another wild ride this year up through November. Hold your breath, because anything could happen. Ryan is perfectly positioned to emerge, once again, as his party's last-minute savior.
Success in Iowa and New Hampshire translates into more publicity and more money. But it shouldn't. The primary system that was originally intended to make elections more democratic has made them far less so.
A closer look at past Republican and Democratic conventions reveals a significant flaw in the history of our democratic process: brokered conventions in the event no candidate garners a majority of delegates in the primaries and caucuses.
Sarah Palin is now busting Mitt Romney's chops whenever she can for not having sufficient "conservative instincts". But during Palin's successful 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Alaska, both Palin's and Romney's political ambitions converged.