August 4, 2020

The Mount Vernon Assembly: A Constitutional Convention?

Well this is interesting. Indiana State Senate President Dan Long has sent out a letter to fellow state legislators of both parties inviting them to convene at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon home on December 7.  Why? To explore calling a Constitutional Convention. Says Long, a Republican, in this article by Dan Carden at an […]

Convention Wrap-Up

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 8.31.12 @ 12:07PM I don’t have time to explain or defend these ratings below, for which I apologize (and which also means I will probably get skewered by readers, especially those who disagree), but…. What REALLY WORKED SUPERBLY: * Two of the personal testimonials […]

Nancy Pelosi to Dems: No Need to Come to the Convention

Via Politico: House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says Democratic members should stay home and campaign in their districts rather than go to the party’s national convention in North Carolina. “I’m not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, […]

Report: Santorum Memo Is Strategy for Contested Convention

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 3.12.12 @ 9:18AM BuzzFeed is reporting that an internal strategy memo by Rick Santorum’s campaign can’t win the nomination outright before the convention, but could win in Tampa. Majority Needed for Romney, Not for SantorumMitt Romney must have a majority on the […]

The Media’s Brokered Convention Hypocrisy

During the current lull in actual voting contests in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, there has been little doubt about that the most prominent narrative point (non-Satan division) in the media has been related to the prospects of a “brokered convention.” If you Google “Republican Party Brokered Convention,” over 6,000 recent articles come […]

Dread Convention

AmSpecBlog By Larry Thornberry on 8.29.11 @ 1:07PM TAMPA — National Republicans will gather in Tampa for their national convention beginning one year from last Saturday. Hardly the time of year to show Tampa at its best. At 10:30 p.m. (P.M.!) last Saturday the temperature here was 86 with a heat index of 96. It was […]