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2016 Postmortem

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Sat Jun 18, 2016, 06:04 PM Jun 2016

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Will things change when Trump is overthrown; and someone like Mitten's steps in?

GOP wants anyone (Any ONE) to run against Hillary, other than The Donald.

Just sayin......


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This just in ...Romney's guy named RNC Rules Committee Chair



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Another Romney guy is now named as co-chair of the Rules Committee

{MITT} Republicans Fill Crucial Posts Ahead of July Convention

The Republican National Committee has found someone to do what could be an intensely challenging job in July: serve as chairwoman of the Rules Committee at the party’s convention being held in Cleveland.

Mickelson accepted the post amid reports this week of some delegates planning to block Donald Trump’s nomination.

If such efforts gain traction, decisions made by the Rules Committee during meetings before the convention could have a big impact on how things play out.


Ron Kaufman, a longtime RNC committeeman from Massachusetts who is a Romney confidant, will serve as co-chairman of the Rules Committee.

Somethin's a happen'n

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GOP will usurp Trump
5 (17%)
It will be Hillary v Donald
18 (62%)
Pittens will come
0 (0%)
Both Conventions will be a Civil War zone
5 (17%)
Who cares
1 (3%)
Laser the Liquidatir has liquidated his own mind
0 (0%)
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They are not going to get rid of Trump. They can't OKNancy Jun 2016 #1
And that particular dynamic would prove the need. laserhaas Jun 2016 #2
No there are not any hints it is on the way. Just wishful thinking. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #6
So says the expert on RNC Rules laserhaas Jun 2016 #21
The rules are pretty simple regarding pledged delegates. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #41
You will swallow those words laserhaas Jun 2016 #47
No, I won't. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #50
Trump's own delegates would have to turn against him, John Poet Jun 2016 #36
Yhats one if a dozen hypotheses laserhaas Jun 2016 #37
No, it is not a hypothesis. It's a fact. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #42
Waste of time laserhaas Jun 2016 #48
That would be the lesser of their evils, though. moonscape Jun 2016 #78
It'll be Hillary v Trump TDale313 Jun 2016 #3
You may be truer than you realize... chwaliszewski Jun 2016 #51
The suggestion that the Trumpists would allow the nomination to be stolen from their guy DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #4
It won't be Trump. TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #5
It already is Trump. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #8
Insane is his game. TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #11
Some of this aberrant nonsense DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #15
The sad last fantasy GulfCoast66 Jun 2016 #79
They will go to the land of buttercups where they will have to suck it up. AgadorSparticus Jun 2016 #81
Exactly laserhaas Jun 2016 #22
There is. But once you hear it you will understand how unlikely it is. stevenleser Jun 2016 #61
They've had year plus to plan this out laserhaas Jun 2016 #68
There is nothing to plan. They either can pull Trumps delegates over or not. nt stevenleser Jun 2016 #69
It is a contractual issue laserhaas Jun 2016 #72
Nope, and nope. Mitts not coming and its an emotional issue not a contractual one. stevenleser Jun 2016 #74
The only thing emotional...is Trump not being in on it laserhaas Jun 2016 #76
I agree! They are going to replace him! Logical Jun 2016 #80
The press gave him $2 billion in free publicity laserhaas Jun 2016 #83
A possibility is that Trump bows out himself. Juicy_Bellows Jun 2016 #7
Trump is far too egotistical for that. -nt- Lord Magus Jun 2016 #9
Few people are as narcissistic as the orange one but Juicy_Bellows Jun 2016 #12
Trump is far too egotistical TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #17
What if they make him an offer he can't refu$$$$$e? n/t PoliticAverse Jun 2016 #20
Yup, he's know for deal-making TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #10
No, he's known for saying he's known for deal-making. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #13
Also a possibility laserhaas Jun 2016 #23
Medical reasons? He is the healthiest man to ever run for president in the history of the world! musicblind Jun 2016 #34
Whatever excuse he gives will be a ruse. Juicy_Bellows Jun 2016 #35
A ruse...In Politics! laserhaas Jun 2016 #38
Sad to see the media forced it to be a week later scscholar Jun 2016 #14
It is infinitely better to go last. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #16
What do you mean the "media" forced it to be a week later? SFnomad Jun 2016 #18
The incumbent party always holds the later convention. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #19
Here...it gives an advantage laserhaas Jun 2016 #24
It's not any mystery who the Republican nominee will be. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #40
You're joking..right? laserhaas Jun 2016 #44
No, your nonsense about Trump being replaced is a joke. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #46
I cant believe how obtuse, most are, to the deal Trump laserhaas Jun 2016 #25
HRC supporters better hope to God it's her vs. Trump. vintx Jun 2016 #26
true, or she loses swhisper1 Jun 2016 #27
Why? DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #39
They need to have their nose rubbed MFM008 Jun 2016 #28
The one possible positive of HRC v Donald laserhaas Jun 2016 #29
Good timing. Didn't the GOP steal Obama's thunder by having their 2008 convention right afterwards? TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #30
Mitt is coming and hopes it will be GOP v DEM banter laserhaas Jun 2016 #31
It has to be Hillary vs Trump bigwillq Jun 2016 #32
The new meme is Trump being overthrown KingFlorez Jun 2016 #33
Some of the Bernie die-hards have latched onto this as something that would give him the nom. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #43
Much more logical than the position laserhaas Jun 2016 #45
Nothing could be less logical than disenfranchising every voter by saying the primaries don't matter Lord Magus Jun 2016 #49
I'm not that prescient but tirebiter Jun 2016 #52
You do understand that Trump has pledged votes Warren Stupidity Jun 2016 #53
IMO some are turning to radical solutions HereSince1628 Jun 2016 #54
Still doesn't make sense to me. Warren Stupidity Jun 2016 #55
Except that overall the Neoliberals are offered a chance to reorganize HereSince1628 Jun 2016 #56
Not true...executive privilege inside parties laserhaas Jun 2016 #57
There are no ambiguities in pledged delegates Warren Stupidity Jun 2016 #58
There's ambiguities in the rule making process laserhaas Jun 2016 #59
Romney had won the majority of the delegates, thats how he was able to do it. nt stevenleser Jun 2016 #63
See my #61 above. Even a rule change probably can't be effected if they wanted to. stevenleser Jun 2016 #62
You assume you are an expert in such things laserhaas Jun 2016 #65
I assume nothing. I read up on it, which seems to put me at least one step ahead of you stevenleser Jun 2016 #67
Reading up on it, making a statement as if it is fact laserhaas Jun 2016 #70
It's not that complicated once you actually read about it. stevenleser Jun 2016 #71
Well...Ive already laid bets at 2..3..and 4 to 1 Mitts coming laserhaas Jun 2016 #73
People lose bets all the time, particularly when they don't know the rules of the game. nt stevenleser Jun 2016 #75
Update numero dos laserhaas Jun 2016 #60
If Trump doesn't drop out himself. The RNC is screwed regardless of what they do. LiberalFighter Jun 2016 #64
Mitt could raise a billion from 10 men laserhaas Jun 2016 #66
He could raise $100 trillion, it won't help him because he can't get the nomination. nt stevenleser Jun 2016 #77
Honestly, I don't see how they can possibly get rid of Trump. AgadorSparticus Jun 2016 #82
I voted "who cares" because there's no way GOP digs itself out of robbedvoter Jun 2016 #84
GOP is stuck with that guy Mr Maru Jun 2016 #85
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