Legal Nominations at the 2012 Republican Convention (?)
This small chunk of information has my brow furrowed in perplexity.
Quoting from the Nominations section of the Wikipedia article on the 2012 RNC:
"To have a speech formally putting his or her name in nomination, a candidate has to show a plurality of delegates in five delegations as section 40(b) of the rules of the Republican Party adopted by the last convention specifies:
"Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination."
In the section right below that quote, the article states "Only Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum meet this requirement."
So... it's Romney and Santorum, or Santorum and Romney, as the 2012 Republican Presidential/VP candidates, yes? No?
That is, the convention delegates can't decide to dump both of 'em, then spontaneously nominate Smokey the Bear or Little Red Riding Hood (?) [*]
Wondering if I've got this right,
[*] Neither of these fictional characters was chosen as a reference to any known living, dead, or undead Republican politician. My name is Patrick and I approved this post.
Here is a link that might be useful: 2012 Republican National Convention - Nominations