Reid: Say, a brokered Democratic convention would be a lot of fun, huh?

posted at 8:41 pm on February 11, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

Pundits have been holding out hope for a brokered convention in 2016 … as they do in every cycle, because what could be more fun for commentators? The potential certainly exists for Republicans, where five candidates still have significant draw among the electorate and may last well into the campaign cycle. If the GOP quickly narrows its primary contests to a two-man race, some feel they might be able to avoid it. Two-candidate races don’t usually end up with neither candidate getting enough delegates to win outright on the first convention ballot.

Not so fast, says Harry Reid. He thinks it would be fun to have a floor fight in 2016 among Democrats — and that the possibility exists for one:

In an interview with CNN, Reid said that the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton shows no signs of dying down, even as the former secretary of state had hoped the upcoming Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary would be her launching pad to the Democratic nomination.

“These races go on for a long long time,” Reid said. When asked if that included a brokered convention, he responded “Sure, seriously some of the old conventions produced some good people.”

Reid also said, “It would be kind of fun.”

You know who would have the most fun? The woman who’d be in charge of running it, right? Er … not exactly. Debbie Wasserman Schultz doesn’t exude much enthusiasm when Jake Tapper broached the topic:

No, it wouldn’t. If it takes a convention floor fight to pick the Democrats’ nominee, it will mean that at least one of the two current candidates had to bail out … and we know which one that would be, don’t we? And a floor fight would come because the party establishment had to push out Sanders, which would be a Chicago 1968-esque meltdown.

Wasserman Schultz also offered a strikingly bad answer on superdelegates, but Jazz will have more on that tomorrow.


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“In the land of the blind …”

ShainS on February 11, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Sure. Why not. Let’s have Romney v. Bloomberg. Let the revolution begin!

besser tot als rot on February 11, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Intruders, who claim they fight for you.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Guess Harry’s really feeling the need to stay bought.

Dan Collins on February 11, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Ed, no thread is complete without a Debbie Schmutz or Dirty Harry pic.

And, I like irony.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2016 at 8:51 PM

Wow. The stress of the job has not been kind to Debbie.

Aizen on February 11, 2016 at 8:57 PM

OT, on or off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIB5XO-0s74&feature=youtu.be

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Sure. Why not. Let’s have Romney v. Bloomberg. Let the revolution begin!

besser tot als rot on February 11, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Because the Twilight Zone 2008 was oh-so-good it needs to be re-hashed in 2016?

Seriously, is there anyone on either side that doesn’t see the GOPe/DNC uniparty now???

“In the land of the blind …”

ShainS on February 11, 2016 at 8:45 PM

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Did spiders crawl from her hair during the interview? Jeebus…that frizzy mop.

Bishop on February 11, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Anyone know if an open thread for this debate?

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:02 PM

A Fascist-Democrat brokered convention with Hillary in handcuffs, a jammed down the throat Biden that ticks off Bernie supporters and an overwhelmed Debbie Clowner?

Make it so!

rbj on February 11, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Wasserman Schultz also offered a strikingly bad answer on superdelegates, but Jazz will have more on that tomorrow.
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posted at 8:41 pm on February 11, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

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listens2glenn on February 11, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Ha. Reid would be the broker and Sanders would be the brokie.

PackerBronco on February 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM

Wow. That woman has all the charisma of a tree slug.

arik1969 on February 11, 2016 at 9:07 PM

Anyone know if an open thread for this debate?

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:02 PM

There’s a debate tonight?

ShainS on February 11, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Reid: Say, a brokered Democratic convention would be a lot of fun, huh?

Meh… what would be more fun is if reid’s treadmill beat the crap out of him again.

Damn, dws is one hideous beast.

Voodoo Chile on February 11, 2016 at 9:10 PM

If anyone’s watching the debate Hillary looks like she’s high or something.

newportmike on February 11, 2016 at 9:10 PM

I look forward to Jazz’s write up. he has become one of the best writers here.

wolly4321 on February 11, 2016 at 9:11 PM

A Fascist-Democrat brokered convention with Hillary in handcuffs, a jammed down the throat Biden that ticks off Bernie supporters and an overwhelmed Debbie Clowner?

Make it so!
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rbj on February 11, 2016 at 9:03 PM

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Would you LOVE to plant some “bugs” inside some of those meeting rooms, just to behold the in-fighting?

listens2glenn on February 11, 2016 at 9:11 PM

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. . . . . S U P E R . . . D E L E G A T E S C H E A T E R S

listens2glenn on February 11, 2016 at 9:05 PM

FIFY

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:11 PM

heh..theres a debate? I try to always watch them all..but heavens-I just can’t.

bazil9 on February 11, 2016 at 9:12 PM

There’s a debate tonight?

ShainS on February 11, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Only for us crazy political junkies! Otherwise Greys Anatomy is on, finally!

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Ed, no thread is complete without a Debbie Schmutz or Dirty Harry pic….

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2016 at 8:51 PM

…well thank gawd there isn’t!…I’m eating late!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 11, 2016 at 9:13 PM

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:12 PM

I’m watching Dexter on Netflix

bazil9 on February 11, 2016 at 9:13 PM

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:12 PM

I’m watching Dexter on Netflix

bazil9 on February 11, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Blacklist and then How To Get Away With Murder are tonight … but want to keep enemies close.

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:16 PM

bazil9 on February 11, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Blacklist and then How To Get Away With Murder are tonight … but want to keep enemies close.

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:16 PM

Watched a few of Blacklist and it got away from me. I’ll give it another chance.

bazil9 on February 11, 2016 at 9:18 PM

Awesome show! James Spader is amazing and is worth watching just for his character!

God but can’t believe he was a heartthrob back in the day! :)

But still amazing!

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:20 PM

I muted the babbling and pandering “debate”… just looking at the idiotic faces hillary makes/dressed like mao and sanders looking like a complete crazy person is entertainment enough. lol

Voodoo Chile on February 11, 2016 at 9:22 PM

There’s a debate tonight?

ShainS on February 11, 2016 at 9:08 PM

I had no idea…

Fallon on February 11, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Ok, i’ve already had enough of them… haha.
Back to XCOM2… I’m such a nerd…

Voodoo Chile on February 11, 2016 at 9:24 PM

Good lord but Sanders sounds like a prepubescent, 12-year-old me! And then menses hit and then high school and then husband and kids and had to join the Real World.

Must be nice to a 12-year-old at 80! Only the rich have the luxury of ignoring reality for so long …

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:25 PM

Is Hillary wearing a rain slicker? Is it raining there?

Fallon on February 11, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Damn you Hillary! As a woman, you DO NOT speak for me!!!

F’ you and the horse named Bill you rode in on!!!

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Anyone know if an open thread for this debate?

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:02 PM

I’ll sum up the debate for you:

Bernie: I will give everyone free healthcare with no deductibles and you will own your own doctor.

Hillary: Obamacare is so great we just need to fine tune it.

Bernie: Free education for everyone who votes for me and sends me $20 before the end of this debate.

Hillary: Even if the youth of America hate my guts I will be there for you all you get your first job making $15/hr.

Bernie: You will need a second job to afford your taxes but America will move to the all inclusive system so this is good.

Hillary: What difference can Bernie make?

Bernie: People of color are better than the ones that are colorless.

Hillary: My husband was the first true black president before it was in style.

more or less that is how it is going

tej on February 11, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Hillary can’t help but lie… I’m not running as a woman.

Fallon on February 11, 2016 at 9:30 PM

Bernie doesn’t know what hypocrisy is.

Fallon on February 11, 2016 at 9:32 PM

more or less that is how it is going

tej on February 11, 2016 at 9:28 PM

See: http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/11/sanders-trump-and-the-war-over-american-exceptionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-3869934

Initiative is a good thing, right? I can put this on my Performance Review? (Except completely violates entire Code of Conduct at my bankster corporate overlord … )

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Hillary can’t help but lie… I’m not running as a woman.

Fallon on February 11, 2016 at 9:30 PM

That is the absolute ONLY thing she has! She can not out libtard Sanders …

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:36 PM

I’m just waiting for the DNC candidates to propose post-birth abortions up to age 100. Just wait … it will happen as they are so over the top in out-Mengele-ing themselves it is sickening!

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:32 PM

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:37 PM

For all you libtards: just what would change with free college?

Is a criminal suddenly going to “see the light” and turn law-abiding?

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:43 PM

I knew reid was a white, cornbread, motherfcuker, but that picture is ridiculous….

Indiana Jim on February 11, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Give Reid what he wants. A brokered Democrat convention would make the 1968 DNC look like play.

Marlow on February 11, 2016 at 9:58 PM

That’s a lot of makeup

newportmike on February 11, 2016 at 9:58 PM

If Superdelegates pick Ms. Clinton, it will be Chicago 68.

K. Hobbit on February 11, 2016 at 10:04 PM

I’m just waiting for the DNC candidates to propose post-birth abortions up to age 100. Just wait … it will happen as they are so over the top in out-Mengele-ing themselves it is sickening!

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:32 PM

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 9:37 PM

“Retroactive Abortions” the next democratic talking point. Or to be more politically correct: legalized abortions through the 1209th month.

tej on February 11, 2016 at 10:16 PM

Sweet! Last post ended up in “moderation”! Woo Hoo! hit the big time, baby! :)

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 10:16 PM

Ohhh! Hillary! wants to control ISIS online activities?

Kiss the internet as we know it good-bye if there is ever a PREZ !Hillary!

Hello censorship!!!

Now where the hell is my HAM radio and semaphore translators!

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 10:21 PM

Good lord but I am SOOO a Putin fan over ANY of the DNC and GOPe candidates!

And I HATE Putin!!!!! But unfortunately my fellow countrymen are much more evil than Putin …. wish it were otherwise, but it is what it is …

and Hillary is a F’n liar about Russia going after ISIS.

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 10:34 PM

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 10:35 PM

Is there anyone else that listens to the DNC debates and NOT think of Atlas Shrugged?

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 10:43 PM

I still wonder, what exactly happens if Hillary does effectively steal the nomination ala Super Delegates and DNC games, and Bernie opts to not go along? I mean people mention that he was not a member of the Dem’s until this campaign without realizing what that means. What exactly happens if Bernie wins the popular primary vote and refuse sto go quietly into the night? I mean he is technically an Indpendent. How would the election shake out if he goes third party?

patches on February 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM

I still wonder, what exactly happens if Hillary does effectively steal the nomination ala Super Delegates and DNC games, and Bernie opts to not go along? I mean people mention that he was not a member of the Dem’s until this campaign without realizing what that means. What exactly happens if Bernie wins the popular primary vote and refuse sto go quietly into the night? I mean he is technically an Indpendent. How would the election shake out if he goes third party?

patches on February 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM

Ft Marcy Park? Double-tap to spine? Ring any bells?

smokeyblonde on February 11, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Brokered Dem Convention? Count me in, buddy!

More spearing, clipping and late hits than the Super Bowl. Without pads.

orangemtl on February 11, 2016 at 11:14 PM

If it takes a convention floor fight to pick the Democrats’ nominee, it will mean that at least one of the two current candidates had to bail out …

Actually, wouldn’t it mean that at least one more candidate had gotten into the race? If there are only two candidates, somebody’s going to wind up with a majority on the first ballot.

J.S.K. on February 11, 2016 at 11:45 PM

BREAK OUT THE NIGHTSTICKS AND SHIELDS BOYS, WE GOT US A CONVENTION!!

S. D. on February 12, 2016 at 2:53 AM

Too bad that exercise equipment didn’t have a few more minutes alone with Dingy.

Pain Train on February 12, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Count me in for a brokered Dem convention too! That would be the only kind of Dem convention worth watching. It would be a great learning experience for my kids to watch too.

sherrimae on February 12, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Practice;

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31giddyup on February 15, 2016 at 8:38 PM