VIII PATTERNS AND TRENDS
IN NOMINATIONSEvery nominating campaign and every national convention has its unique events and its unique place in history.
After 65 major party conventions, however, individual events
tend to fall into patterns. History does not repeat itself in
exactly the same way, but there are recurring similarities
between party conclaves in the more distant and recent past.In reviewing the Presidential nominations, each
designation can be classified in one of four categories. The
criterion for classifying a particular nomination is the degree
of discretion actually available to and employed by the party
delegates. In order of increasing discretion, the four categories are:
|No real choice is available. The convention only
ratifies the selection of an obvious leader. His nomination
is accomplished on the first ballot with the support of more
than two-thirds of the delegates.|
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Book title: Nominating the President:The Politics of Convention Choice, with a New Postscript on 1964.
Contributors: Gerald Pomper - Author.
Publisher: W. W. Norton.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1966.
Page number: 182.
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