Low-Hanging Tropical Fruit

This is the sort of lede graph that those who think of the GOP as an orderly, hierarchical organization must dream of:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.

The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention.

The unanimity, and the relatively robust delegate haul, must be music to Mitt’s ears. And it’s a good reminder of the irrationality of the delegate selection process, for better or for worse. Newt Gingrich won 533,000 votes in Florida, and spent a fair amount of Sheldon Adelson’s money, but got zilcho for it. Go figure.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.