In this month’s paper Ballot Access News, there is a detail I had not noticed before. The part in Charlotte will be limited to six delegates from each state. Since the party has decided to adopt the 2016 platform with no changes, the only order of business will be to nominate the party’s Presidential candidate. The convention then moves to Jacksonville, “for a mass gathering which will not conduct any business.”
I would imagine the six delegates will be Republican party stalwarts, the governors, senators, and representatives, perhaps reaching on down to mayors in the bluest of blue states. In any event, people who have an interest in the perpetuation of the party itself, not just giving Dear Leader another bite at the apple.
Wouldn’t it be hilarious if the nominated one of their own instead of Donny Two-scoops? In that case, I would make myself scarce in JAX.