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Old 06-08-2016, 11:30 AM
Northern Piper Northern Piper is offline
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Did the smoke filled back room system produce better candidates ?

It took the convention 49 ballots to nominate Pierce. That doesn't sound like a smoke-filled room of a few people deciding who got the nomination.

Actually, I always had the impression that the smoke-filled room arose because the conventions were unruly and unpredictable?

Last edited by Northern Piper; 06-08-2016 at 11:30 AM.