The Democratic National Convention
May 1, 1868
The Conservatives are asking to push forward the Democratic National Convention to pick the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates earlier.
The Democratic National Convention. The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald telegraphs to that journal that the Congressional Democratic Executive Committee have unanimously passed resolutions requesting the Democratic National Committee to reconsider their previous Action, and issue a call for the Presidential Nominating Convention to meet in New York early in June, instead of on the 4th of July, as now arranged for. This was done because there was a general feeling that the day of meeting previously fixed was too distant, and that the political necessities of the Democratic party demand an earlier declaration of principles and nomination of candidates for President and Vice-President. There is no virtue in either an early or a late nomination. A few years ago the theory was that late nominations had the most chances for success.
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“The Democratic National Convention,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed August 21, 2019, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1012.