The party is deciding

at 10:24 AM ET, 01/10/2012

A group of studious convention wonks are keeping an eye on the endorsements made by superdelegates to the 2012 Republican convention. This group is a pretty good proxy for Republican Party elites -- or, at the least, for the elected wing of the Republican Party’s elites. Seth Masket graphed the commitments so far, and as you can see, Romney is running away with them.

(Graph: Seth Masket; Data: Democratic Convention Watch)
That said, there are about 117 superdelegates who haven’t committed to a candidate, so if Romney falters and another candidate picks up steam— unlikely as that looks now — there’s plenty of room for the superdelegates to back him up. This is a good time to read “The Party Decides,” if you haven’t done so already.

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