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Why Not an Open Convention?

A modest proposal.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By HUGH HEWITT
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Even Ted Cruz might back such a move, seeing in it a way to prove that his voice is the authentic voice of the grassroots, and not an accident of party reforms gone awry. The party’s biggest donors, hesitating now to place any bet, could safely park some money in the coffers of Romney’s mini-campaign with the explanation that they see the many advantages of the open convention, and then Priebus would get to the task of organizing debates that might have to use a tiered stage. Not the best of problems, but also not the worst.

All we need is for Romney to not say “no, no, no, no, no” to a mini-campaign.

Hugh Hewitt’s nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities every weekday afternoon. A lawyer and law professor, he is a columnist for the Washington Examiner and

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