The Corner

A Brokered Convention?

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute fellow, author, and senior political correspondent for The Washington Examiner unravels convention history and predicts whether the GOP 2012 convention will be brokered.

“The first media delegate count was conducted by CBS by Marty Pilsner in the 1968 cycle. Before that, there was never a delegate count. You can go to the internet today and get multiple delegate counts and caveats about these delegates that will be chosen at the state convention by this and so forth and so on. Nobody had that information. It was something that only became clear when you were at the convention.”

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Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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