Salena Zito

“Which means the GOP nominee could actually be decided only after delegates cast multiple ballots at the national nominating convention,” says Blackwell, a former national delegate for Barry Goldwater. “And those ballots can go into perpetuity, until a winner is decided.” Michael Barone, a senior writer at U.S. News & World Report and author of “The Almanac of American Politics,” says talk of brokered conventions is "ludicrous."

“Keep this in mind – the party that has its nominee selected ahead of time is the party that has the advantage going into the general election.”

Salena Zito

Salena Zito is a political analyst, reporter and columnist.

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