Larry Sabato is a popular guest on political talk shows. Yesterday he wrote a blog about all the things that would be wrong with a brokered convention. He just left one thing out.
What was it?
Sabato, in an interview on Newsmax said a brokered convention would be a disaster. Specifically it would be a press disaster.
He is right about the press. The left wing media will be all over the convention. They will emphasize every fight, every disagreement and every time Ron Paul supporters try to imitate Occupy Wall Street.
However, Sabato missed the biggest disaster of all.
That disaster would be a Mitt Romney nomination.
For all the flaws a brokered convention would bring, they pale in comparison to the idea of nominating a candidate whose campaign will end up looking like Custer’s last stand, except for the certainty that Custer fared better than Romney’s campaign will.
The simple truth is we do not have a great candidate in the GOP race right now. As a Newt Gingrich supporter, this pains me to say it, as I believe Gingrich would be a great President, but he has not been able to close the deal. Santorum has a singular ability to turn the campaign from the points that would make it victorious for the Republicans and turn it to the Democrat’s advantage.
Then there is Mitt Romney. He is the flip-flopping liberal who will say whatever it takes to be elected. The champion of the Republican Establishment.
The truth that the Republican Party must accept is we need someone else.
A brokered convention will not be a simple affair. But it is necessary this time.
The Establishment does not want a brokered convention. If we conservatives have a majority of the delegates, even if they are split between Gingrich and Santorum, we will take the power away from them.
We need a new candidate who can come out of the convention and take the battle to Obama.
Who could that be?
How about Allen West?
The Florida Congressman and retired Army Officer is the kind of man who can fire up the base. The Tea Party loves West.
Allen West is the kind of man who calls it likes he sees it. Anyone remember him telling Nancy Pelosi and her ilk to get the hell out of this country?
Does anyone think Mitt Romney would say anything remotely like that? How about Santorum? Even Gingrich? Who else speaks with that kind of passion? There are few that do.
West understands that politics is a battlefield. West has been under fire in Iraq. West understands loyalty to America and to Americans. That is such a refreshing change from Barack Obama.
West is a man of conviction and principles, which is such a refreshing, change from Mitt Romney.
We have to have a brokered convention to stop Romney and if we do, we need a good candidate.
Allen West might just be the man.
I will post thew link which will prove your statement very wrong on West's stance on UN Agenda 21. HE SIGNED YOU OVER TO IT....brb!!!
Scroll down this page to South Florida area....both West and Rubio stand out like a bump on someone's nose.
Well Done Arnold
I would vote for him...Proudly!!!
If Mr. West wants the job, I'm voting for him!
I agree 100%..Rep. Allen West would be my choice for the Oval Office..
And no more Bush family members in office.
That dynasty has died a painful death!!! TY GOD!!!!!
One problem with this scenario - Romney is going to reach 1144 unless some major catastrophe occurs in his campaign.
Face it. Do the math. Romney is going to be the nominee. We blew it.
Men.... you need to be OPTIMIST???? The game is not over yet!
We are in uncharted waters with superpacs, proportionate delegates, etc. Democracy is messy and I do not fear this. It is time that GOP voters had a leg up in the process of vetting and electing a nominee. This "I know what is best for you" thinking form the Elite Right does not fly with me. ---->Good article, thanks.
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