GOP Brokered Convention For Presidency? Romney Says Yes, Cruz Says It’s ‘The Dumbest Idea’

GOP Brokered Convention For Presidency? Romney Says Yes, Cruz Says It’s ‘The Dumbest Idea’

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Mitt Romney has vowed not to support Donald Trump and would rather see a brokered convention than a Trump nomination.

ROMNEY: I cannot, I cannot in good conscience vote for a person who has been as degrading and disruptive and unhinged as I’ve seen Donald Trump be.

NEIL CAVUTO: You’re almost wishing for a brokered convention.

ROMNEY: Well, I’d rather see someone besides Donald Trump become the nominee outright on the first ballot.

CAVUTO: But what if he does?

ROMNEY: But if that doesn’t happen, I’d like to see an open convention where there’s more give and take between the candidates and someone else besides Donald Trump becomes the nominee. In a convention, let’s say Donald Trump had 40 percent of the delegates and the other guys have 30 percent each and what does that give us? Alright, that’s 100 percent, alright. So in a case like that, you’d say that’s 60 percent that don’t want Donald Trump and totally appropriate for them – let’s say they get together. Form a ticket. That’s how politics works. People don’t, people like to be afraid of real politics.

After the GOP debate Thursday night, Cruz told Megyn Kelly that idea was “nonsense.”

CRUZ: Listen, I think Super Tuesday has revealed – pretty powerfully – that the only candidate who has a path to beating Donald Trump is me.

KELLY: But not straight out. Not without a contested convention.

CRUZ: Absolutely straight out! This contested convention nonsense is something the GOP establishment loves to talk about. Let me say right now, if the power brokers in the GOP try to pick the nominee at a brokered convention, you will see the people revolt. It is the dumbest idea and it’s what the lobbyists have come up with because they don’t understand why the voters aren’t voting for the candidates they like.

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