Top Romney advisor: I've discussed the possibility of a brokered convention with him

“We have talked about that, but not about some scenario where he would pop out of a hat,” Stevens said when asked whether he has heard the words “brokered convention” cross Romney’s lips.

Some on the right have speculated about the possibility of Romney re-emerging as a contender at the Republican National Convention if no current 2016 Republican candidate is able to win enough delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot.

“We have just talked about it in a sense these numbers are more inclined to indicate that you could have a brokered convention this cycle more so than we’ve seen since ’76, the last one we had,” Stevens explained. “I tend to think it is not going to happen because it doesn’t happen very often, but that’s probably not a very good reason. If you have one candidate who wins each of the first four primaries, that is a real hunger games scenario, where no one emerges as dominant and this thing could drag on and no one could get to the delegates number you need to win.”