Brokered convention nonsense
The nonsense about a brokered convention is just the latest phase in Republican establishment denialism about Trump.
Originally, they insisted that Trump would magically disappear from contention before a single Iowa Caucus vote was cast.
Then, they believed that Trump might win in IA or NH but he would magically disappear soon after and an establishment candidate would win.
The brokered convention nonsense is just another phase of Trump denialism. Trump’s poll numbers are so strong they suggest that Trump will have an easy run of the primaries and quickly become the winner. So now, the Republican establishment has adopted the belief that magically his support will sink just enough so that he won’t be able to win enough primaries to get a majority of the delegates. And the media loves reporting this story because a brokered convention would be the most exciting thing ever for political journalists. (Reminder: there hasn’t been a brokered convention since 1952.)
Hopefully, by mid-February, they will finally accept the fact that Trump is going to be the nominee.