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WaPo (Feb 2012): "Why Sarah Palin wants a 'brokered convention'"

Why Sarah Palin wants a ‘brokered convention’
Posted by Rachel Weiner at 11:20 AM ET, 02/16/2012 TheWashingtonPost

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said it could happen. The tea party group FreedomWorks is polling on it. And conservative pundits are pushing for one.

Now former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is saying she would 'help' in with a brokered convention.

'We could be looking at a brokered convention,' she told Fox Business Network on Wednesday night. 'Months from now, if that’s the case, all bets are off as to who it will be, willing to offer up themselves up in their name in service to their country. I would do whatever I could to help.'

Link to article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/why-sarah-p...

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"Path to a brokered convention emerges"

The plot thickens...

Path to a Brokered GOP Convention Emerges
By Sean Trende - February 9, 2012

...something has to prevent any of the current candidates from clinching a majority of the delegates; if one of them amasses that majority, he will be the nominee on the first ballot at the convention in Tampa.

My assumption -- and the assumption of many -- was that the GOP fight would eventually degenerate into an ideological battle between the very conservative and somewhat conservative/moderate wings of the party, with Romney on one side and a single alternative on the other. Unless there was a late entrant or Ron Paul caught fire in the caucus states, someone was virtually assured of claiming the requisite number of delegates in that scenario.

Link to article here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/02/09/path_to...

Could Be

a way to slide Jeb Bush into a nomination. It is his state after all and we don't hear much from that sneaky family!