As Written By Matthew J. Belvedere, CNBC
Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees,
a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.
“The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That’s the conflict here,” Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held.
Been around for a while and that’s how it’s always worked and that’s one of the reason they have conventions. The party does decide just like they did when Dick Cheney was made George Bush’s running mate. Cheney decided he wanted the job and so convinced the party to put him on the ticket. Cheney’s job was to find someone suitable to put on the ticket and he and the party decided it was him.