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.
Politijim and Football parable: http://www.politijim.com/2012/03/denver-chooses-gingrich-over-santo...
Also of interest: http://www.politijim.com/2012/03/case-for-newt-staying-in-race-and....
Newt is too corrupt to be allowed back inn office. Newt is also a socialist collaborator, a Quisling who has stood with the socialist element of the democrat party every time it mattered. He's done more to advance the Marxist agenda in this country than many democrats.
Newt has teamed with Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Al Sharpton, Al Gore, and George Soros to advance the global warming hoax, grab guns, push for MANDATED health care insurance, cap and trade, Obama's "energy tax" and Obama's "education" initiative.
Newt is the epitome of the the corrupt, lying member of the permanent political class that MUST be run out of politics forever, if our nation is to survive.
Men.... you don't want O-Bummer out do you? ... If Newt is not good enough for you than go back and educate yourself about the last few months that just passed.... Newt recognized his mistakes and he is prepared to get us back to a FREE society.... His mistakes made him a better man and the establishment recognized this fact and are scare of him.... GO NEWT 2012
Allen West is a one term Congressman with little name recognition. He is a great man, but could never mount a credible run for president at such a late date. There is only ONE person who could do that, and it's Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin is the ONLY one who can fill any stadium, and the only one who can inspire the base to actually get out there and volunteer. BTW, she's already said whoever the nominee is, they need to pick Allen West as their Veep. So, you'd likely see a Palin/West ticket, which would win in a landslide.
Look, the notion o a brokered convention is fun, but is unlikely. Mitt Romney is gathering up delegates left and right, and we are fixin' to get to states that are winner-take-all. States that he will win easily.
Both Newt and Santorum are totally unacceptable, and the voters are now realizing it. So, unfortunately, Romney is going to be the nominee. That said, if there is to be a brokered convention and a new candidate to emerge, there is only one who can immediately take Obama down, and that's Sarah Palin.
RUN, SARAH, PLEASE RUN!!!!!!
Somebody here pointed out the media might be on trial along with O for being complicit (knowing he wasn't a NBC and not reporting it). Suits me fine!
He has been asked so many times to run and he says he is not interested right now.
He is the man that could take Obama down without a doubt, but unless someone can
talk him into it, it's a no go. There was several websites in the past trying to get him to
run but he would not. So sad
As you know, Sherry, I ran one of those websites.
I have never heard Col. West flatly rule out a presidential candidacy.
I have heard him say several times: "I will not stand idly by and watch America sidle down the path to perdition!"
At a brokered convention, I believe, Col West, if drafted would answer the call to save our nation.
West/Palin, or Palin/West.
Bring it on Baby!
Col. West's whole being is about responding when his nation needs him. Of course he will step up!
A brokered convention is what the Republican Party needs. Unfortunately no matter who the Republican Party's nominee is this is the last election that there will be a Republican Party as we know it. Also the Republican Party doesn't have the finances to compete with Obama and the Democratic machine. I do agree with Allen West with what he said to Nancy Pelosi, "Get the hell out of my country." That can be said to Obama, Reid and all the others there in D.C. They are all traitors to this country.
You are so right, Orville. What WE are witnessing is the death of the repug party...thus the reason for their desperate attempt at running barry lite, who, btw, has some very REAL eligibility issues himself, or, some other RINO.
This is the beginning of a 2nd political party in America...thank GOD!!!!!
Next election....WTP, will, once again, have a true CHOICE!!!!!
And, before any of you think of blaming me for any of this....take a long, hard look at the repug party!!!!!!!