Revealed: Donald Trump’s Big Plan to Stop a Contested Republican Convention

While Trump publicly dismisses talk of a battle in Cleveland, he is quietly assembling a team of seasoned operatives to manage a contested convention. Their strategy, NBC has learned, is to convert delegates in the crucial 40 days between the end of the primaries and the convention – while girding for a floor fight in Cleveland if necessary.

  • Brett_McS

    Well, yes that’s the way it is done. As Prince Reibus patiently explained, the nominee must have a majority. If no candidate comes into the convention with a majority then it’s a contested convention. Trump was earlier trying to sell the line that if he came into the convention with just “the most” delegates then he should be given the nomination. Someone has presumably explained the situation to him.

    • mauser 98

      Preibus changed RNC Rule 40 or what is known as the Ron Paul rule when it was evident Paul would win just before the convention in 2012
      Preibus’s definition of “majority” is very flexible.
      Paul and millions of voters screwed good

      • Brett_McS

        50%+1 is flexible? Perhaps on the rational number line.

        • Paul had the required number of states, 5 – which was then changed to 8.

          • Brett_McS

            Oh, I see. They need to have won a certain number of states to be allowed into the convention and he bumped it up at the last minute. Well, I don’t call him Prince Reibus for nothing. “The Prince” being Machiavelli’s famous book about politics. Also, he looks like a foppish European Prince.

          • The rules get changed the day before the convention. That alone should tell you everything you need to know.

          • Brett_McS

            Ah ha! The Prince’s time to shine! What dastardly rule changes are in the works, eh? Hmm, let’s see … What about “No candidates whose name rhymes with rump”?

          • mauser 98

            election should be called “Saving Ryans Wall”

            Paul Ryan’s omnibus spending bill does not provide funding
            for the mandatory completion of a 700-mile double-layer border fence
            that Congress promised the American people nearly a decade ago when it
            passed the 2006 Secure Fence Act

            Ryan’s home is surrounded by a tall border fence reinforced by equally high bushes— ensuring both privacy and security.


          • The First Letter Of The Candidate’s Surname Must Be ‘R” Or “K”.

        • mauser 98

          no Paul did not have a majority.. but enough to scare Rove and Preibus
          Caucus , open state primaries and delegates free to vote or not after first ballot changes with Preibus , Rove “majority”

          • Brett_McS

            They still can’t beat the Dems for pure machination, though. The Dems are laughing pretty hard at the moment.

          • mauser 98

            Clinton opponents…..Arkancided

            …also … a good read
            “This is far and away the most important issue of election 2016. All others pale compared to it.”


          • Clink9

            The media decides what’s important. This doesn’t fit with their narrative.

          • mauser 98

            as slow as a Wynne / OPP investigation

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            reince priebus

  • canminuteman

    As a Canadian, I have a general idea how this works, but frankly the details confuse the hell out of he.

    • Us too. It’s intentional, I’m sure. Obfuscated cheating.

  • Clink9

    They all sound like rotten bastards. May the best rotten bastard win.

    • That’s pretty much our national sentiment.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I think Mitch McConnell holds the trademark on “rotten bastard”. Paul Ryan is also corrupt to the teeth. Lindsay Graham is an irrelevant faggot. Karl Rove is everything that is wrong with the Republicans. And they were all incredibly STUPID for ever even thinking that Jeb Bush could be sold to the Republican mainstream…..

      • andycanuck

        They make more from being in the Opposition (and without having to achieve results) than being in the Government.

        • Clink9

          Winner, winner. Ding ding.

      • Clink9

        Washington is desperate for an enema. And the only one with the hose seems to be Donny.