Last night was a great night for American politics. Over the last month, all we have been hearing is that Barack has it all but locked up and Hillary should drop out, despite the fact that results in Ohio and Texas looked positive for her and win in each of those could sway momentum massively. Indeed, that is what occurred; in one night the Democratic race went from blow-out to a neck and neck race, and this is great for we Americans. Especially for people like me who like to witness historical events and new things that I may never get to experience again.
Last year in the NFL season I rooted for the Pats to win the Super Bowl just so that I could witness a team go undefeated, I cheered as Bonds hit number 756 because it was historical (partially because I am a die hard Giants fan), and I was enthralled with Kosovo declaring independence. These events and many like it captivated me because of the historical nature both of the event and, in some instances, the circumstances surrounding it.
In this same way I am praying that the Democratic race go to convention without a candidate. I would love to witness a convention being played out in the way they are intended to, in a chess game of strategy and smoke-filled back room deals. Sure, those kinds of things are shady and unfortunate, but the sheer excitement and historical nature of the whole idea of a brokered convention would be great entertainment and fun to watch.
Sure, many of you will say, “Swint, this is serious stuff, Politics is not for your own personal entertainment”. I agree with you, however, as long as Hillary or Barack come out of the convention with the nomination, the Democrats will have a legitimate nominee who is capable and has the support a solid chunk of the American electorate. In other words, “no harm, no foul”. On the other hand, the worst thing that could occur is if someone other than those two came out of the convention with the nomination, this would be devastating and unfortunate. However there is no chance that will happen. So why not enjoy this political season for the historical nature that it is? Let’s keep it going. The only way this could be better is if the GOP went to convention and Mitt came out on top, but that possibility dead, so I must settle on the hope that the Democratic voters will continue to split their vote.
Unfortunately, the Democratic leadership will likely never allow this to go all the way to convention. The convention is just too close to the general election. So sometime in June after all the states have voted and if no one candidate has secured the nom, a back-room deal will be hashed out. (And let me say, if it get’s to that, Hillary will be the nominee based upon the age of Barack. Barack will be told that no matter what he will have the backing of the Party in the next go around). That will be disappointing, but what can we do? Anyway, here’s to hoping that we get to witness some history this Summer; besides the only way I spend more than thirty seconds caring about the Democratic convention is if it is brokered.