Could there still be a contested Republican convention? | IN 60 SECONDS
Cameraman: Alright, Michael. You’ve got
60 seconds. Michael: I’ll speak really fast and we’ll
get it all in… Neither the media delegate counters nor the
candidate delegate counters are going to wait between June 7 and July 18 to see how many
delegates show up at the convention and support different candidates. We will know after the June 7 final primaries
whether or not Donald Trump has won in primaries or caucuses 1237 votes or if he’s visibly
short of that number. Trump has suggested that this is some kind
of arbitrary number—actually, it’s a majority. If Trump does not get to 1237—if he’s
visibly short of it—I think that the convention will move to other candidates, and I think
by far the likeliest nominee in that situation is Ted Cruz. What is John Kasich’s strategy to get nominated
at Cleveland in his home state of Ohio? I think the one problem with Kasich’s apparent
strategy is that always it relies on, as one essential step, the other guy messing up.
You can’t always rely on that happening.