It’s been more than 50 years since the GOP convened a convention when the nominee wasn’t at least “almost certainly” known.
The prospect of an “open convention” terrifies some and absolutely thrills others. It will all come to order on July 18 in Cleveland. When will it end? … well, that depends.
Republicans can’t control what (if anything) will happen in the streets, but they can make the convention orderly even after this most disorderly of campaigns.
The RNC should impose a schedule of votes well before the California primary so no one can claim perfidy in the aftermath of a perceived advantage.
They should also have the Rules Committee convene early, in Washington, and make it work day in and out until the rules are settled well in advance of the convention.
Transparency has got to be the rule, or a third or more of the delegates will leave screaming, “We were robbed!”
Some will no doubt do so anyway, but minimizing damage via the maintenance of order and especially the reality of fair play ought to be the goal.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/256339863″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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