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Rush Limbaugh: Here's how Jeb Bush could still wind up as the nominee



The growing likelihood of an open or contested Republican convention means the growing likelihood of wacky conspriracy theories and not-so-wacky hypothetical scenarios.

We missed this one from Rush Limbaugh the other day — that Jeb Bush could be installed as the nominee, ultimately fulfilling Bush's old pledge to "lose the primary to win the general."

"… If at Mordor they decide to throw in somebody who has not been in the primaries (or who was in the primaries and barely showed up) — if they try to give it to Jeb, they try to give it to Paul Ryan, if they ask Mitt Romney to come in and then exert pressure on delegates to vote for their guy — then you're going to have chaos.

"That's what they want to do. That's why everybody's upset about this. If it was, as you spell it out, nobody gets to 1,237, we go to the convention. On the first ballot, everybody votes the way they're supposed to. After that, the horse trading begins. Yeah, baby! …"

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:20am]


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