Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!

Those of us hoping for a brokered GOP convention could get a big boost today with a Romney victory. Then it's Huckabee in South Carolina, Rudy in Florida, a half dozen different jackasses on February 5--and chaos come August in St. Paul! One can dream anyway. The Washington Post's Peter Baker has a

lengthy post

over at The Trail dissecting this possibility. Here's an interesting bit:

The talk has only escalated as Iowa and New Hampshire voters weighed in. "None of our candidates seem to be able to break through," former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said on Fox News last week as voting began in the Granite State. "And if you look at the candidates, all have serious problems. I think, it's my prediction, I think we're headed for a brokered convention. I don't think we're going to get a nominee." Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) even postulated that a contested convention could be a useful thing for a Republican Party trying to find its way after President Bush. "I just think there's nothing unhealthy about the Republican Party having a serious discussion," he said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "We are at the end of the George W. Bush era. We are at the end of the Reagan era. We're at a point in time where we're about to start redefining ... the nature of the Republican Party in response to what the country needs."

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