Will the Republicans have a “brokered convention” if Trump is likely nominee?

From Mashable:

What is a brokered convention?

A contested convention run by party elites could sink Trump’s chances at the nomination, and many establishment Republicans loathe Cruz as much or more than Trump, meaning they’d likely look for any other option.

That’s why both Marco Rubio and John Kasich have been openly talking up the possibility of a contested contention — and why Trump and Cruz have been critical of it. It’s likely the only way Rubio or Kasich (or someone else palatable to moderates and the establishment) might wind up as the nominee.

Trump has held firm against the idea of a contested convention. But Cruz softened his tone recently as it looked more like Trump might not be stopped without one. More. More.

Also from Mashable: Brokered convention explained

Reality check: If Trump emerges as the clear favourite, a brokered convention would just mean that the party does not want as its nominee the candidate with the most support. One thing that outcome would make clear is that the rank and file do not count for nearly as much in the party as the donorcrats. What then happens to door-to-door campaigning?

But then maybe door-to-door doesn’t matter so much anymore. We shall see.

See also: High tech unites with donorcrats against Trump. In other news, snow melts in spring.

  • AlanUK

    OT from the start:http://www.wired.com/2016/03/like-volcanoes-behaving-badly-follow-twitter/
    Scroll down for picture of the volcanic kitten T shirt!
    A great website from a Professor of Volcanology.
    (Monitor: Feel free to remove this comment if you wish.)

  • This will split the GOP.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This means that given the choice between votes and money, the Republican leadership will take the money.

  • lolwut?

    GOPe is more then happy to lose so long as Trump isn’t in charge.

  • terrence

    Yet another example of the old adage that the Democrat Party is the EVIL Party, and the Republican Party is the STUPID Party.

  • canminuteman

    I have been following American politics for forty odd years, and the primary process is still a mystery.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ” … the rank and file do not count for nearly as much in the party as the donorcrats.”
    Mmmm, sure, but there’s also a lot of polling that shows the Trumpster as the only guy in the GOP field who would lose to Hitlery. And who in their right mind wants *that*.