This outcome appeals to all media outlets (which would relish the high drama and corresponding high ratings) as well as party organizers who would welcome the engagement of the grass roots in a fiercely competitive race and a visibly open convention.
Playing out the possible scenarios can energize political junkies as well as conservative activists and help sustain the keen public interest in the GOP primary process (where televised debates have already set ratings records). Some members of the party establishment may feel infuriated by the flawed and fractured field, but for many of us as spectators and foot soldiers, the prospect of deadlock and dark horses counts as more fascinating than frustrating.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Michael Medved Goes Broke: "More Fascinating Than Frustrating"
In a Daily Beast column, conservative talk show host Michael Medved tweaks the "establishment" for resisting a brokered convention: