With the Republican presidential nomination still up in the air, the possibility of a brokered convention is looking increasingly likely. Under the party’s rules, the delegates won by Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and the others in the primaries and caucuses are obligated to vote for their assigned candidate only on the first ballot. If no candidate wins the required number of votes, the delegates can throw their support to anyone. There’s speculation that party insiders, unhappy with the current field, might float the candidacy of someone not now in the race, like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Jeb Bush.
While Christie and Bush might be fine candidates, perhaps the Republicans should consider a more inspired and game-changing pick: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
My friend and UCLAW colleague Adam Winkler's post has confused and deranged a lot of his fellow lefties, as illustrated by the comments over at He Who Must Not be Named or Linked. I just find it provocative.
Personally, I'm trying to decide whether I can overcome my distaste for dynastic politics sufficiently to start rooting for Jeb Bush to come to the rescue at a brokered GOP convention.