Friday, January 1, 2016
The G.O.P. Field Is Less Chaotic Than You Think - The New Yorker
The problem with recent record conventions - the last one being 1960 where it was not clear that Kennedy would win on the first ballot - was that there were two candidates: in inside man and an outside man, now there are three. The nominee that the party will nominate, the nominee from the outside, and Trump. Is this enough to force a brokered convention? It is not likely, but the last parallels were in the 1990s, with an outside presence, rather than a brokered convention. Again, not likely but it will work out slightly differently. Because the party has a bad record on the Republican side.