Tagged: reince priebus

Not quite unified yet.

Shortly after gaveling the Republican National Convention to order in Cleveland Monday afternoon, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus was dispensing with some parliamentary and procedural matters. One such matter was to name a “temporary chairman” for the convention. On his own motion Priebus nominated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to be temporary...

They’re called “nominating conventions” for a reason.

It has been a very long time since either of the national conventions of the two major political parties has served any function other than televised pep rally. In most presidential election years, state primaries and caucuses function to elect a sufficient number of delegates such that one candidate arrives...