Maybe there will be some excitement after all

Forces opposed to Donald Trump have reportedly gathered sufficient delegate signatures to force a new vote by the full convention on the rules package that binds delegates to Il Duce. Of course, they also claimed to have the votes on the Rules Committee to bring a minority report before the convention and turned out to have fewer than half of them.

It probably won't mean a thing. The effort will certainly fail. But the really interesting thing at this convention will, I think, be just how heavy-handed the Trumpistas are prepared to be, and with how little need.

I really don't think they realize that if they let their inner fascist out too much on national TV, they're going to be exposed for who they are so clearly that only the hopelessly brainwashed can miss the point.