In an admission that it may be too late to overcome the will of the voters at the polls the Republican establishment is working towards setting up a brokered convention in Cleveland this summer where the hated Donald Trump will be screwed out of the nomination. The results from Super Tuesday confirmed that there is probably no way for the remaining field of candidates to wrest the nomination from Trump and if enough Marco-mentum can’t be generated to prevent Prince Rubio from losing his home state of Florida it will be the time to set the course for the battle royale in Cleveland come July. When he inserted himself into this year’s process the pathological narcissist, flim-flam man and loser Mitt Romney announced that he is the guy once the trickery has been accomplished and Trump and the will of the people have been thwarted – this much is admitted in a stunning story that broke yesterday.
CNN reports that “First on CNN: Team Romney explores blocking Trump at RNC”:
Mitt Romney has instructed his closest advisers to explore the possibility of stopping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, a source close to Romney’s inner circle says.
The 2012 GOP nominee’s advisers are examining what a fight at the convention might look like and what rules might need revising.
“It sounds like the plan is to lock the convention,” said the source.
Romney is focused on suppressing Trump’s delegate count to prevent him from accumulating the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination.
But implicit in Romney’s request to his team to explore the possibility of a convention fight is his willingness to step in and carry the party’s banner into the fall general election as the Republican nominee. Another name these sources mentioned was House Speaker Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate in 2012.
You don’t have to read too far between the lines of the speech Romney gave Thursday at the University of Utah to see the imprint of this plan. He urged voters to support the candidate most likely to prevent Trump from racking up delegates in their states — saying he’d back Florida Sen. Marco Rubio if he were voting in the Sunshine State, Gov. John Kasich if he were voting in Ohio, or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the states where he polls as Trump’s strongest foe.
“If the other candidates can find common ground, I believe we can nominate a person who can win the general election and who will represent the values and policies of conservatism,” Romney said.
According to the source, Romney does not expect Rubio, Cruz or Kasich to emerge as the single candidate that can accumulate 1,237 delegates and outright defeat Trump before the convention. So the only way to rob Trump of a victory would be to keep him from reaching that magic 1,237 number.
Hey, if you can’t beat ‘em, cheat ‘em – this has long been the bread and butter of the political elite although they have never lost control of the nominating process to the extent that they have this year thanks to the Trump revolution. Never mind that Romney – with a big assist from the esteemed Paul Ryan – and his scheme will certainly deliver the White House to Hillary Clinton on a silver platter (if she isn’t indicted) but at least the pollsters, consultants, pundits and other flotsam and jetsam affiliated with the Republican establishment as it currently exists will get to keep their jobs.