The most likely unlikey case of Sarah Pailin becoming President

As the primary looms and the race become closer, the media is grabbing on to the possibility that a brokered convention may become a possibility. A brokered convention is a scenario where candidates will split the vote during primary season, and neither would receive enough to delegates to have a majority. If this happens, then the delegates are released from their pledged candidate, and may vote for someone else. There are predictions that the Republicans may ditch their top candidate and turn to someone else they feel will have a better chance defeating Obama.

Romney has failed again to obtain a firm backing from the conservatives, and senior Republicans do not believe Santorum can beat Obama will his social views and cultural wars he has been part of.  This was shown when Santorum ran for reelection in Pennsylvania, and lost by 18%. If Santorum beats Romney in his home state, than this will only fuel the fire of a weak Republican Party, and intensify the cry for someone else in the party to enter the field and to challenge Obama. “It’s hard for me to see how Romney rights the ship if he loses Michigan,” said Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak. “There is no level of spin that can overcome that disaster.”

Some people the Republicans may turn to if this goes on are Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, Jeb Bush or Paul Ryan. They have all turned down running earlier, but may step up to the plate if needed. Sarah Palin has also been in the news recently for wanting to “help” if the race goes to a brokered convention. We could be looking at a brokered convention,” she told Fox Business Network on Wednesday. “Months from now, if that’s the case, all bets are off as to who it will be willing to offer up themselves … in service to their country. I would do whatever I could to help.” This year has made a brokered convention a greater possibility with the elimination of winner take all in some states. This means that candidates will still get delegates in states they lose, making it more difficult for someone to get a majority. Do you think this is a possibility? Someone besides Santorum or Romey being the nominee?

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  • kessledi  On February 20, 2012 at 2:21 am

    I don’t see this happening. I think that the race will go up to the convention, with a competition between Romney and either Santorum or Gingrich, possibly both. But I do see someone getting the majority of delegates necessary to win the nomination, rather than a new surprise candidate suddenly winning the nomination due to a brokered convention. If that were to happen, I think it would be a serious blow to the Republican party as a whole and would significantly strengthen Obama’s reelection bid.

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