Evceryone here at Indecision — and anybody who makes their living from the ridiculousness of U.S. politics — should be sending a giant bouquet of roses to former GOP chair Michael Steele. It's a well-known fact that Steele's last-minute machinatinos resulted in the convoluted delegate rules that gave birth to this wondrously ridiculous primary contest.
But while many assumed Steele changed the rules to boost Romney, he was actually just trying to copy what the Dems did in 2008. He wanted a brokered convention and a complete train wreck of a primary from which the American public could not look away…
Steele, now an MSNBC commentator, has no regrets. "We have captured the national imagination for the last year," he asserts. "That was not the case four years ago." But is all publicity truly good publicity?… At this stage of the race, Romney looks more bruised than bolstered — which was not the case with Obama in 2008.
"A little chaos is a good thing, particularly in a system that tends to be moribund," Steele says, in defense of his rules. How good — or how bad — cannot be determined until later this year. But Romney and the party could end up paying big time for Steele's chaos theory experiment.
Chaos theory? I thought conservatives didn't believe in science.
To make this GOP race even more exciting, I'm proposing a list of additional rules for picking the party's nominee…
* Insult a gay teen +20 delegates
* Melt an iceberg +40 delegates
* Accidentally show respect for the President -100 delegates
* Shoot a gun in the air +50 delegates
* Name that gun "Ronald Ray-Gun" +1,000 delegates
May the worst man win!
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Tags: Michael Steele, Primaries, Republican National Convention, Republicans