Puerto Rico, just another stop on the way to a brokered convention

This Sunday, Puerto Rico gets to vote in the Republican primary. Which means, I think, that I get to vote in the Republican primary. It's never quite made sense to me, but New Progressive Party are Republicans and the Popular Democratic Party are Democrats. In terms of their politics, they seem switched. For example, in the states, Republicans are denoted by the color Red, but the PNPs are blue. Democrats are denoted by the color blue, but the PDPs are red.

I wonder though, if Puerto Rico actually DID become a state, has it occurred to anyone that our beloved parties would disappear? Not only that, they would have to switch colors! What to do with all those blue and red shirts? Maybe they could they swap them on Craigslist? Anyway, I digress.

If you ask me, the only candidate that has a shred of decency or respect for himself is Ron Paul. So, if you're so inclined, vote Ron Paul. Not like it matters though, for I have had a dream. Or should I say: "I have a nightmare!"

Brokered Convention

Leave up to our fucked delegate system, but did you know that if none of the candidates have been able to achieve a majority of 1,144 delegates, at the end of this slow winding death march to the Tampa Republican Convention, then all delegates are released? It becomes at that point, what is called an "open" or "brokered" convention. If that occurs, then ANYONE can become a candidate!

I submit to you ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that the Republican party is purposefully manipulating the electoral process to achieve a brokered convention. Surely they know that none of the current candidates has a chance against Obama. So I believe that they are playing opossum until the convention, where they will nominate, drum roll please, Jeb Bush. At that point all radical Republican extremists will rally behind an unprecedented run by another Bush. To put the evil power behind the throne, I'll even throw in a little Newt in on the side. Sure, why not a Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich Republican ticket. Jeez, I'm already crapping in my pants just thinking about it.

I jokingly mentioned this to my wife back in January. Or at least I thought it was a joke. I didn't know about the possibility of a brokered convention. So I guess the joke's on me. Funny, though, I'm not laughing.


Luis Gallardo

23 de marzo de 2012, 08:41
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Only half of those who participated in the PNP primaries voted in the Republican primaries. I think that it's safe to say that the other half are Democrats. As for the PPD, I would guess that half are Democrats and the other half purposely refrain from participating in stateside partisan politics (such as Rep. Carmen Yulin, among others). A few years back, former PPD Electoral Commissioner Geraldo Cruz proposed that the PPD approach with an open mind alliances with the Republican party, but traditionally-Democrat PPD shat on him. Also, former PPD Governor Sila Calderon actively campaigned for Republican candidates in the U.S.