View Full Version : How does a brokered convention help Ron Paul?

02-05-2008, 08:12 PM
I keep reading talk of the strategy of having a brokered convention. How will that help? For sake of argument assume that Ron Paul wins 10% of the delegates. This will not be enough to hold any balance of power. The other 3 candidates will make an alliance with each other. They would NEVER concede anything to Ron Paul.

02-05-2008, 08:15 PM
As I understand it, delegates can vote their conscience. If they happen to be RP supporters and they're released from voting for someone else, they can join RP.

I think some people are also hoping to spread the message over the next six months, with a lot depending on a large economic downturn that might help Paul's message.

02-05-2008, 08:17 PM
Romney looks like he might be out soon, so a brokered convention seems very unlikely, and even if there was one, Huck would team up with McCain and Ron gets nothing out of it.