.0001% Chance Squirrel Could Be Republican Nominee, Say Analysts
Though the Republican National Convention is already upon us, analysts at the Hastings Institute for Political Science have repeatedly noted that there’s a chance — albeit infinitesimally small — that a squirrel named Conrad could become the party’s nominee in Tampa, FL.
“His name was added to some RNC forms back in June,” says Francis Overmeyer. “It’s highly likely that Romney will be the party’s nominee, but we suspect there’s a .0001% chance that Conrad the squirrel could cause an upset.”
While this outcome would certainly complicate Republican strategy for the November election, Conrad does poll slightly higher than Romney in the crucial swing state of Ohio.
Via Steven Guzzardi.