Four Brokered Convention Prospects

With the way Republican candidates for the presidential nomination have risen and fallen, the prospect of Republicans entering their national convention without a candidate actually decided is real.  This ought not to frighten us, though.  The quality of presidential candidates has not gotten better since primaries and early caucuses started locking up the nomination before convention time.  In fact, one might argue that presidential nominees in constant campaign mode -- recall that Carter became the Democrat nominee years earlier than anyone thought practical -- may produce better campaigners and worse presidents. If the Republican convention begins without an anointed nominee, how would the brokering proceed?  Hard feelings and negative ads against those who had been in the ring may make it difficult to choose any of those now running.  A Republican who was generally liked, or at least not disliked, by the candidates now running and who could generate some...(Read Full Article)