[This entire post, a think piece really, was published at my new blog ‘The Gonzo Report. Rather than use up The Dem Daily’s bandwidth I’m going to start the post here and flip to The Gonzo Report. And, yes, I am trying to get people to look and comment on the new blog. I need feedback.]
The Case For An Open Dem Convention
In a comment to John Hlinko, the man most responsible for the Draft Clark movement, in the huge thread at DailyKos about the Wes Clark endorsement of Senator Clinton, I offered the possibility, if not probability, of an Open Democratic Convention.
With the idiocy of our front loaded primary system in the 2008 cycle I believe there is a possibility of a split set of primaries and no clear, convincing winner.
Hlinko in his reply to my request for his very professional opinion said the following, in part:
<>I admit, while I normally think the idea of a brokered [Here John uses the term Brokered Convention as a replacement for my Open Convention term] convention is a near impossibility, I could see it happening here due to the compressed primary schedule.
Flip to the long story at The Gonzo Report.