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Friday Talking Points -- Not Funny Anymore

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.

For Convention Junkies: The Flawed Past and Perilous Future

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

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.

The Mitt Romney-Ron Paul Connection Grows Ever More Curious

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Whether Rand Paul could now -- against all odds -- catapult him to the vice presidency is likely to be one of the more compelling dramas to unfold as the GOP nominating race slowly draws to a close.

Bonnie and Clyde? Secret Emails Reveal that Palin and Romney Went Rogue Together in 2006

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

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.

Tony Gore for President

Orlando Jones | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

2012-03-26-tonygore.jpgLast time around, words like Hope and Change beat Maverick and Joe the Plumber. This time I want jokes.

Prospect Of Brokered Convention Fractures GOP Unity

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

The protracted GOP primary season -- and its long-running narrative of Mitt Romney leading in delegates but unable to win the full support of the part...

Jason Linkins

Newt Gingrich's Plans For Convention Chaos May Not Come To Fruition, Because Of 'Rules' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

What has Newt Gingrich been up to, during this period of time in which he keeps losing primaries and receives daily admonitions to quit the race? Well...

The History Behind Brokered Conventions

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Two months and 28 states after the Iowa caucus, the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee goes on. With four candidates still in the race,...

Call My Broker

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Santorum: Odds Of Brokered Convention 'Increasing'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum said Monday that the odds for a brokered convention are "increasing," but remained evasive over whether he would get out of the race sho...

GOP Brace For Possibility Of Brokered Convention | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — For the first time in a generation, Republicans are preparing for the possibility that their presidential nomination could be decided at t...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 16, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

Last week, after the dust had settled on Super Tuesday, we surmised that you couldn't really call the 2012 GOP primary contest a battle between Mitt R...

"God's Will"?: Sarah Palin's Secret Plot to Capture the White House in 2012

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Anyone who has watched Sarah Palin closely in recent months can only marvel at the "magical thinking" she embraces with respect to the potential outcome of the Republican Party primary for president. It's clear that Palin still has her sights set on the White House for 2012.

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum, Ron Paul On Track To Get Most Of Iowa's Delegates | Jon Ward | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are best positioned to win the most delegates in Iowa as the Republican primary process moves forward, making...

Jason Linkins

Ann Coulter Criticizes Sarah Palin | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Yesterday, while in a deep and ethereal reverie about "Game Change: The Movie," which was based on "Game Change: The Book," which was based on "Game C...

Santorum Hits Dramatic Home Run in Dixie Primary

Glen Browder | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Glen Browder

In sports parlance, the Dixie primary was a dramatic "home run" for Santorum, a devastating "strikeout" for self-declared southern favorite Gingrich, and a "double-header shutout" for the nationally front-running Romney.

Sam Stein

Michael Steele: I'm Personally Fine With A Brokered Convention | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been held responsible for the length of the current Republican primary season, which has become t...

Santorum Offers Bold Prediction

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

BILOXI, Miss. — Rick Santorum said Monday his path to the Republican Party's presidential nomination counts on continued chaos in the field and ...

Palin: Allen West Should Be VP In 2012

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) should be considered for the vice presidency in 2012. After being asked if she'd consider the VP position...

Another Reason a Brokered Convention Would Be a Republican Disaster

Colin Delany | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Elections aren't won entirely on the ground -- the national mood will obviously matter, as will the state of the economy and the effectiveness of the rival campaigns' messaging. But field organizing can make a crucial difference, particularly in tight races.

For GOP, a Contested Convention Never Looked So Good

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Delegates from all 50 states representing all walks of Republican life could battle it out in Tampa to ultimately pick a more electable presidential candidate than a Romney or a Santorum -- and actually give the GOP a chance to take the White House in November.

Is Christie to Reverse Course?

Dan Rather | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Dan Rather

The odds against Christie jumping into the race are as long as the line to get on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon, but the fact that anyone is seriously talking about it now is all about one emotion: desperation.

DeMint Touts 'The Only One Who Could Make It Happen'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that a brokered convention wasn't very likely, but the one person who could emerge from it would be Indiana Gov....

Deadlock in Tampa

Roger Stone | Posted 04.24.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

Could the GOP be facing a deadlock in Tampa? This week I took a calculator, a delegate count and a calendar and after two hours I concluded it could happen.

Beware the Brokered Convention!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

If we think the products of past brokered conventions were good for America, good for good for the conservative cause, or even good for the Republican Party, we should think again. A brokered convention could only leave us all, well, broker.