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Hemingway: GOP Loyalty Pledges Are Stupid, A Contested Convention Is A Good Thing

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‘A contested convention can actually help heal people and help them come behind one candidate.’

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Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway joined /;The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Wednesday night to explain why GOP loyalty pledges are stupid and why a contested convention would be a good thing for the Republican Party.

The media’s tendency to obsessively ask Republican candidates if they will support the eventual GOP nominee is ultimately helping candidates who lack substance, she said.

“It’s in the media’s interest to completely blow up the GOP,” she said. “That’s the only way Hillary Clinton could win this race.”

“People don’t care about loyalty oaths,” she said. “The more time you spend on this completely frivolous issue, that helps those candidates who don’t have substance.”

A contested convention is a good thing for this election cycle, Hemingway explained.

“Contested conventions are precisely for this type of moment in politics — when people are having trouble coming up with who they want for their nominee,” she said. “A contested convention can actually help heal people and help them come behind one candidate.”

“This is why you have a party,” Hemingway said. “Parties exist to make these decisions.”