Interviewed on CNBC, Curly Haugland -- an unbound GOP delegate from North Carolina -- uttered some of the most outlandish and nefarious comments ever heard on national television regarding the GOP nomination.
Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.
...Most delegates bound by their state's primary or caucus results are only committed on the first ballot. If subsequent ballots are needed, virtually all of the delegates can vote any way they want, said Gary Emineth, another unbound delegate from North Dakota.
"It could introduce Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, or it could be the other candidates that have already been in the race and are now out of the race [such as] Mike Huckabee [or] Rick Santorum. All those people could eventually become candidates on the floor," Emineth said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, who decided not to run for the White House this year, said in a CNBC interview Tuesday he won't categorically rule out accepting the GOP nomination if a deadlocked convention were to turn to him. But on Wednesday, a Ryan spokeswoman said the speaker would not accept a Republican nomination for president at a divided convention...
...Emineth said he's worried that frustration would discourage Americans in the general election from voting Republican.
So let me be the 54,009th person to predict that if the GOP establishment tries to steal the nomination from Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, there will be a political upheaval unseen in this country since the Civil War.
You listening, Reince-y boy?
Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.