OK, so bear with me here for a moment. As many of you know, I am a Canadian, so I am not fully up to speed with the political process of the United States of America. So please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Today is Super Tuesday for my neighbors to the south. Eleven (I think) states about to participate in either caucuses or primaries to attempt to select a Republican candidate to represent the party in the Federal Election in November and to go up against Hillary Clinton (presumably) and the Democratic Party. For the purposes of this thread, I am referring only to the Republicans, I realize it is Super Tuesday for the Democrats as well, but I'm pretty certain that that one is pretty much a done deal. So the process has been ongoing for nearly a year now. 4 states have already participated in either primaries or caucuses. 11 more today. And another bunch to go down over the next couple of weeks. Nearly a dozen televised debates. Incessant campaigning and traveling from state to state. Virtually 24 hour a day coverage on stations such as CNN. A very involved process but that is understandable, as the stakes are pretty large for the USA as well as the rest of the world. And if you believe the polls and pundits, our beloved WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Donald Trump is poised to win the Republican nomination. Decisively. That may be a crazy thought, even a little terrifying actually. But the process will have played itself out, and Trump will have earned the nomination fair and square as so many others before him have done. So what is being discussed now? A brokered convention, whereby the Republican hierarchy reserves the right to thumb its nose and give a giant middle finger to the general public, the very people who government is intended to represent, who have come out in record numbers to support our spray tanned friend. Let's go through the prolonged process as above. Let's have the people select who they want to represent them in the battle against Clinton in the fall (equally terrifying). But if the people choose someone who they don't want, the Republican Party will try to impose its will upon the people and tell them who their representative will be. To hell with your opinion, your votes, your lining up to see debates, or rallies, etc., To hell with becoming involved in the process and being enthusiastic about it. No, we don't want Trump. We want Rubio. Or Cruz. Or hell, we want Romney, who hasn't even been involved in the process, but (according to some pundits on CNN) could be parachuted into the position even though he hasn't even been involved at all, until some back handed attacks against Trump in the last week or so. If I were an American especially a Rebublican American, I would be outraged. And I don't think I would ever vote again. I certainly would never participate in the preliminary portion of the process ever again. Look, Trump may not be perfect. Hell, he is probably batshit crazy. But you can't have a process play out over a nearly year period of time, only to attempt to impose your will upon the electorate anyway once all is said and done. I don't know how realistic the notion of a brokered convention is, but the fact that it is even being discussed is laughable. Isn't it?