It is a possibility and we should embrace it -- and those opposed to one have an agenda other than getting the best candidate.
Sarah Palin said Saturday that Republicans should be in no hurry to wrap up the presidential nominating contest, declaring that a competitive campaign until the August convention in Tampa would not complicate the party’s efforts to defeat President Obama.
“People who start screaming that a brokered convention is the worst thing that could happen to the G.O.P., they have an agenda,” Ms. Palin said in an interview. “They have their own personal or political reasons, their own candidate who they would like to see protected away from a brokered convention.”
She added: “That’s part of competition, part of the process and it may happen.”
Of course, i suspect that Sarah has her own agenda as well. She would be one of the potential beneficiaries of no candidate got the nomination on the first ballot and delegates then became free to pick anybody as the nominee.
Now I don't think that Sarah Palin is the best person available to be the GOP candidate this fall -- I rank her immediately after "You Must Be Kidding" and immediately before Newt Gingrich -- but she is absolutely right when she says that we must not "let the political experts in the party say that we need to sew this thing up now." But I will also say that we must not let the big-name bloggers, talk radio hosts, or television talking heads rush us into a choice either -- especially if their goal is denying a particular candidate the nomination without being truly focused on the ultimate goal in November, which is defeating Barack Obama. And Palin, for all her faults and foibles, at least remembers that goal is the important one.