By the Left Coast Rebel
This is a liberal-biased piece but it raises a serious and interesting question: could Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas be a brokered-convention candidate coming up?
Unlike the flip-flopping Mitt Romney, Thomas is a true conservative who could appeal to all of the segments of the Republican coalition. Tea Partiers would see Thomas as one of their own. Not only has he been a consistent voice to curtail the power of the federal government but his wife Ginni, a Tea Party activist herself, has been a leader in the fight to repeal Obama’s healthcare reform law. Wall Street Republicans would be buoyed by Thomas’s opposition to environmental regulation and his free market philosophy. [...]
Thomas is also very smart. When he first joined the Supreme Court, some people thought he would just mimic Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual leader of the Court’s conservative wing. Over the years, however, Thomas has become a powerful voice for his brand of constitutional conservatism and has proven himself a more devout believer in originalism than even Scalia. Today, it seems as if Scalia is more likely to follow Thomas.READ THE REST.
I'm not remotely familiar with historical precedent in a case like this where a Supreme Court Justice runs for President (as in I'm certain it has never happened). Of course he would have to resign -- and Obama would thus replace him with a leftist-looter -- so I'm sure this fact would weigh heavily on Justice Thomas's conscience.
As insane, horrifying, alarming and preposterous as the GOP Presidential race is/has become, stranger things could happen. I would cheer it on which is precisely why this will most likely never happen.