GOP Brokered Convention Won’t Be Happening

Excellent historical analysis of why a brokered convention would be a terrible idea…

GOP Brokered Convention Won’t Be Happening.


Brokered conventions, practically by definition, are a disaster. They have rarely ever produced a nominee that went on to win in the general election.  The reason should be fairly obvious to anyone who takes a moment to think about it.  In the end, no faction gets what they want. The nominee of a brokered convention ends up being the one person upon whom all factions of the party can agree upon – the lowest common denominator.  The last brokered GOP convention gave us Thomas Dewey as our candidate in 1948, and of course, we all remember how Dewey trounced Truman in that election cycle, don’t we?

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