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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...