So, I’m sittting there at the CPACs outside of the blogger’s lounge. Sarah Palin entered the building and of course Twitter blew up. One of the comment, I think from a lunch, was that she said she was “open to the idea of a brokered convention” and that it was possible. A brokered convention is where none of the candidates have delegates, and the floor is open to anyone who wants to run.
The cynical, tired of her crap, blogger and me was afraid this may have been a wink to her supporters to not support anyone, making them think she could run “if asked” at the brokered convention. Not that I ever thought she would run, but along the lines of showing up in Iowa and New Hampshire to upstaged the people who were running. The thought crossed my mind, but it passed because I thought “how ridiculous?”
The topic came up again later in the conversation, when Bolling brought up the possibility of a brokered convention in August. “If it does get to that,” Bolling asked, “and someone said ‘Governor, would you be interested,’ would you be interested?” Palin began her answer asserting that she saw the possibility of a brokered convention as a very real one. “If it had to be kind of closed up today, the whole nominating process, then we would be looking at a brokered convention,” she responded, since “nobody is quite there yet.” If it came to a brokered convention, “all bets are off as to who it will be willing to offer themselves up in the name of service to their country.” She added only that she “would be willing to help any way that I can,” which is about as open a declaration of a brokered convention candidacy she could give– and, as is her wont, she elaborated no more than that.
Sweet meteor of death, take us all now.