Shame on me, but I’m watching all the cable garbage about the Republican primary and I’ hearing a lot of BROKERED CONVENTION, from Michael Steele, from Joe Scarborough. Scarborough claims that Erick Erickson and Bill Kristol are also talking about it, but I I’d never know, because I wouldn’t read the filthy motherfuckers. (Not true, I do read EE sometimes.) Atrios’ post on brokered conventions is one of my all-time favorites:
Yes all political junkies dream of the brokered convention. It would be exciting!! But I started to think about how the news media would deal with such a thing if it were necessary. The primaries are early. The convention is in August. Between the primaries and the convention the bobblehead discussion would be unbearable. I don’t know how the campaigns themselves would deal with it. They couldn’t go dark, but they couldn’t campaign as the presumptive nominee either. There’d be calls and pressures from various quarters for one of the candidates to “do the honorable thing” and bow out for the sake of the party, or Tim Russert’s Nantucket vacation, or whatever.