The Corner

Brokered Convention

I have been writing about conventions professionally since 1976, and following elections since 1968. Every cycle, the breathless pieces on the brokered convention come out.

It never happened in the last 39 years, and it won’t happen next year. When candidates lose a few, their money dries up, and the madness of crowds takes over.

Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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