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Postby Valtrona » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:52 pm

[Democratic Convention]

Baltimore, Maryland

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Woodrow Wilson arrived at the Convention, and had a plan on how he would seize many of the delegate’s votes. He’d managed to secure many key votes in States such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Yet, Champ Clark had managed to tie Wilson, even though Clark was sitting back and seemingly not caring about his nomination. Champ Clark used the forces of Tammany Hall to swing the New York primary and delegation over to him. Yet, this gave Wilson a powerful ace up his sleeve.

Newton Baker paved the way for Wilson’s victory in the Ohio primary and support in the delegation. He encouraged many delegates in the States of the Rust Belt to sway their votes towards Wilson, someone who was willing to make progressive reforms and help out their States in individual ways. As well as support the working class man of the factories and the mines.

Senator John Thornton of Louisiana allowed for Wilson to have a solid foothold in the Deep South. Even though more conservative than Wilson, Senator Thornton would attempt to sway the Louisiana delegation and primaries to vote for Wilson, as he went and visited the State. Wilson promised Senator Thornton a position as head of one of the U.S. departments, which one was uncertain. In addition, Wilson promised to stop the high poverty rates that plague Louisiana, and grant federal aid to farmers to help them recover from disasters or from going completely broke.

Governor Simeon Eben Baldwin of Connecticut didn’t officially endorse Wilson as of yet, but agreed to sway the Connecticut delegates his direction. Woodrow Wilson promised Governor Baldwin a position as the next Secretary of State if Wilson was to win. An offer like this was difficult to choose, and with Champ Clark deciding to not campaign himself, Governor Baldwin was in a position to sway the results of the primaries not just in the State of Connecticut, but also the rest of New England as well.

By far the most important man of the Convention was former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska. In Omaha, Wilson had a long discussion with Bryan about his endorsement, with Bryan deciding to remain neutral. Wilson was very persuasive however, and Bryan told Wilson that he would very much consider him if the competition was bad enough. As expected, upon Champ Clark receiving the Tammany Hall endorsement, Bryan had instantly threw his support to Woodrow Wilson. Seeing Clark as a corrupt politician, who’s not interested in actually winning the election, William Jennings Bryan officially condemned Clark and supported the far more active and progressive Wilson. Bryan’s endorsement would be the key to winning much of the Western and remaining progressive States, as well as many others loyal to Bryan.
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Mr. John Walsh, an relative unknown within the Democratic Party, stood up to give the nominating speech:
“Mr. Chairman and gentleman of the Convention, ladies and gentlemen who are currently listening to the Convention, I am most honored to be authorized by the delegation from the proud State of Wisconsin to ask for your indulgence so I may give my speech to the good people of the Convention. The only real issues present in the presidential primary were the election of the Convention’s delegates and that of a Presidential preference. It was revealed compassionately that the State of Wisconsin desires Woodrow Wilson as the Presidential nominee.

“My great State, Wisconsin, is a State blessed with a multitude of gracious memories and plentiful resources. Our people are in good health, have decent earnings, and non can call themselves illiterate. The people strive for education that will improve the social and economic conditions. Wisconsin has enacted many progressive reforms and laws that anger big businesses. The people of Wisconsin are a fearless and determined people, who will do anything to better themselves, their families, and their State. Yet, we still face many issues that plague not only my State, but the nation as a whole. These issues require strong leadership to help get the necessary legislation to solve these. In its current State, the Democratic Party does not have the strong leadership needed. People turn to the Democratic Party with the hope of a united and strong leadership, but instead they see a weak and divided party. Split between more conservative and progressive ideals, the Democratic Party has not won the White House since the Cleveland Era, and even then it was short and divisive. What we need is a strong leader, who can appeal to both sides of the isle and give us the united and reformist leadership we’ve been needing for decades.

“Today, Governor Woodrow Wilson typifies more than any man in public life, enacting progressive reforms, for making life more equal in his home State, and for protecting those who are poor and weak from those who are rich and strong. He is above all a Democrat of instinct and temperament, who has understood the good welfare and need for a proper quality of life for all citizens. The time calls for such strong and dedicated leadership, as none of the other Democratic Candidates are willing to campaign even close to what Governor Wilson has done. We ask for you to take Wisconsin out of the Republican Column, and Woodrow Wilson is the man do do this. We have suffered through defeat and defeat for far too long. Wilson is the son of the Old South, a progressive in the conservative East, and with a reputation that appeals to the great West and Northwest, all true Democrats can and will rally to his cause. We call upon the united brotherhood and patriotism of the Democratic Party to rally behind Governor Wilson. Wisconsin joins hands with her widely separated sister States of New Jersey and California in nominating Woodrow Wilson. For these reasons, I obey the command of the delegation of Wisconsin I’m seconding the nomination of the fearless statesman, the staunch Democrat, the brilliant scholar, and the peerless progressive, Woodrow Wilson.”

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A thunderous applause can be heard from across the Convention hall, and even throughout the city of Baltimore itself.

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Whilst at the convention, Clark spoke to the Senator from North Carolina, Furnifold McLendel Simmons in order to attempt to persuade him through concerns that a Wilson administration would ruin the natural order of society in order to win Clark the support of the North Carolina delegation and potentially the rest of the South.

Shortly after, Senator James Clark stood up to deliver Clark's nominating speech:

"Mr. Chairman and all of our fellow believers in the Democratic ideals that have guided this nation since its foundation, It is my great honour and privilege to give this speech to the convention today, I can truly say that the support of the Arkansas delegation, much like those of Missouri, New York, Illinois, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maryland, Delaware and Louisiana all support the candidacy of Speaker Clark for the office of President of these United States."

"The campaign of Speaker Clark is one that has consistently used the democratic ideals and methods that our forefathers have used, Speaker Clark has campaigned to continue to allow the states that make up this nation to be able to elect legislators to represent the intreats of those states. Furthermore, Speaker Clark has campaigned in support of the right for businesses to be left well alone, let us not forget that it is the ambition and drive of these businesses that allows the lights of the poor to be lit at night, something which our more progressive delegations have ignored in their pursuit of so-called progress."

"I conclude my speech by stating that I know of no other American that is as needed in these times as Speaker Champ Clark. I encourage those delegates that are yet decided to support the candidacy of Speaker Clark and furthermore, I shall now follow the commands set by the delegation of the state of Arkansas and second the nomination of the glowing light that I am confident will guide this nation through its perils that is Speaker Champ Clark."

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“Mr. Chairman, I Senator Albert B Cummins of Iowa have the distinct honor of placing into nomination the the man that the country needs right now.”

“He was born sickly but through sheer hard work and determination he overcame to become a champion boxer, and fantastic writer with a keen mind for history. Since his early days in the party he has fought corruption and brough honor into the darkest corners of politics.”

“He has treated every position with great reverence and with an emphasis on service, a happy warrior that served with distinction in Republican and Democratic Presidential administrations with irrepressible, belligerent and enthusiastic energy.”

“A man of Law and Order, who revolutionized and modernized the New York City police department, leading his men from the front in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the nation.”

“A man who when is nation called on him to ‘remember the Maine’ took it on himself to assemble the Rough Riders, took it on himself to charge up Kettle Hill and break the Spanish lines. A patriot who has spent blood and sweat for our nation.”

“A Governor of New York, who was known for voracious and successful reforms, who fought on behalf of the common man against the interest of corruption and dangerous radicals in the most populous state in the country.

“It was he who became known the nation over serving a Vice President, teaching us to ‘Speak Softly and carry a big stick’ who traveled the nation speaking on behalf of our party, delivering us a massive victory in 1900.”

“It was he who when called to serve once again, this time as our President… took upon the taste with unparalleled enthusiasm, shaking our nation out of malaise and morning for President McKinley, thrusting us boldly into a new century.”

“As President he understood that while Big Business is a necessary and powerful part of our economy, it has unfair trusts run by evil men who restrain, trade, fair competition and charge unfair prices. His trust busting efforts helped bring prosperity to our nation, keeping inflation low and the nation having good healthy economic growth. He sponsored the Newlands Reclamation Act, enabling dozens of states to irrigate lands that otherwise would have been unusable, States like Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and South Dakota, now have more good working land than ever before and are flourishing.”

“He has proven himself an unparalleled negotiator at home and abroad, settling strikes over coal averting a national crisis, working with Democrats to compromise and improve our railways, ending the Russo-Japanese War for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize, the first America to ever recieve it, averted a European war during the First Moroccan Crisis, and always moved forward with the goal of a ‘Square Deal for all involved.’”

“As our nation’s youngest President he continued to fight against corruption, bringing indictments against dozens of officials in his own administration with quick and decisive action.”

“He established the Forest Service, created 5 national Parks, proclaimed 18 new National Monuments, establish 51 bird reserves, 4 game reserves and 150 National forests, protecting and preserving 230,000,000 acres for future generations.

“He expanded our navy so that by the end of his second term the United States had more battleships than any other country beside Great Britain. His visionary leadership led to the development of our nation’s most important strategic asset, the Panama Canal. And his visionary leadership was recognized by the American people when he won the 1904 election in a landslide.”

“He is a man who has brought our nation and our party honor and prosperity before and is the right man to lead us once again. God bless you all, god bless the United States of America and God Bless the once and future President Theodore Roosevelt.”

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Postby Valtrona » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:06 pm

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At the Convention, Woodrow Wilson met with West Virginia Senator William E. Chilton to convince him to sway the West Virginia delegates to support Wilson’s nomination. Wilson, similar to what he said in Kentucky, promised that West Virginia coal miners would be protected from big businesses and given pensions for unforeseen accidents in the mines. Wilson also met with Senator James Aloysius O’Gorman of New York and Representative Daniel J. McGillicuddy discussing issues that concern New Englanders. Wilson promised to support bills to increase labor rights and helping the common man get properly supported by the government. He also advocated for child labor laws so that kids could get a better education in their States.

William Jennings Bryan delivered a speech denouncing Champ Clark as the candidate of “Wall Street” and called him a “corrupted politician who is not fit nor cares to be President of these here United States.” He was met with an applause that superseded that of Champ Clark’s nominating speech, as many at the Convention were convinced at what Bryan had said. William Jennings Bryan then began meeting in private with many of the delegates from the Mountain States to try and get them to sway their votes over to Wilson. Most notably, Bryan and Wilson met Montana Governor Edwin Norris about convincing the Montana delegates to side with Wilson. Wilson promised that he would attempt to make mining operators, on a federal level liable, when employees became disabled.

Wilson met secretly with Senator Nathan Philemon Bryan (no relation to William Jennings Bryan) of Florida and Senator Charles Allen Culberson of Texas. He met with the two men to prevent Champ Clark from trying to dominate the Southern States. He promised that the rural farmers of Texas and Florida would have their voices heard and their wishes met. Wilson promised that the poor farming communities would be secured in case of any unforeseen circumstances, such as a economic recession. Wilson also met secretly with progressive delegate Thomas Watt Gregory of Tennessee in order to try and secure some of the delegates to switch allegiances. Wilson promised Thomas Watt Gregory the position of Attorney General if he was to convince the Tennessee delegation to switch their vote over to Wilson.

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Postby Dentali » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:18 pm

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Roosevelt next moved to target the 4 largest uncommitted states, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia and Kansas as well as attempting to flip portion of the Ohio and Massachusetts delegations where he had extensive personal connections.

Progressive Governor Chase Osborn of Michigan was the first person Roosevelt approached, their overlap in policies was evident and he became an enthusiastic supporters. He also approached Senator Julius C. Burrows, a fellow member of the Imperialist faction and assured him his positions on foreign policy especially regarding Panama and the Philippines had not changed.

In Ohio Roosevelt continued to lobby for support from his old ally Theodore E Burton, with who his interests overlapped on preservation, the Panama Canal and Trust busting. He was an old had at Ohio politics and his influence would be greatly appreciated.

Roosevelt next targeted Governor Curtis Guild Jr of Massachusetts a Progressive Governor, potential VP candidate in 1908 and personal friend of Roosevelt who he had befriended during their years in Harvard. Roosevelt leveraged the personal connection to open doors with Massachusetts delegates including his friend Conservative Senator Henry Cabot Lodge who Teddy spent a full hour in behind the scenes negotiations with.

Senator William O’Connell Bradley of Kentucky had seconded the nomination of Roosevelt in 1904, had not supported Taft in 1908 and Roosevelt hoped that was a trend that would continue in 1912. Roosevelt promised Bradley to reverse Taft’s policy of not appointing African Americans to patronage position in states where they resided. He also took advantage of Bradley’s poor experience fighting political machines and highlighted the portions of his platform that wanted to break that power.

In Virginia the Republicans were an ineffectual, minority party with only pockets of regional strength. One of those pockets was led by Representative C. Bascom Slemp, who luckily owed Roosevelt a favor. In 1910 he was facing an incredibly difficult re-election battle, Roosevelt traveled to the district giving a major speech and campaigning for him. In the end he only won by 200 votes thanks in large part to Roosevelt’s intervention. Now Roosevelt asked him to work on his behalf to get the Virignia delegation on his side.


To secure the support of the Kansas delegation Roosevelt contacted, Governor Walter R Stubbs a prominent Progressive. While not committing to prohibition, Roosevelt agreed to help states crack down on illegal bootlegging operations. Teddy also agreed to help implement ‘blue sky laws’ around the nation to fight bank fraud. He also lobbied for support from former governor Edward W Hoch who still wielded some influence in the state. Finally he attempted to make an alliance with Senator Charles Curtis, who was known for how well he made interpersonal connections with other Senators and for his connections with Kansas politics. Roosevelt pledged not only to support Curtis regain his seat as Senator but should he fail to be elected, promised Curtis a prominent federal position.

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Postby Greater Arab State » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:33 pm

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Champ Clark decided to speak to some of the delegations of the southern states, with particular regard to arguing that William Jennings Bryan was a thrice failed candidate and that the democratic party must return to its Conservative roots for it to regain the White House before then going onto speak to Representative Albert S. Burleson of Texas, to gain support amongst the Texas delegation.
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Postby Valtrona » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:02 pm

[Democratic Convention]

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Woodrow Wilson saw that Champ Clark was getting desperate, arguing that William Jennings Bryan was a “thrice-failed Candidate”, seemingly unknown to just how much influence Bryan held over the Convention. Yet, Clark failed to acknowledge the corrupted Tammany Hall has endorsed him. This, along with Bryan condemning Clark, would surely bring most if not all of the progressives into the Wilson column. Many moderates also saw Clark as a lazy and corrupt politician, who only started to try and campaign once he realized the severity of the situation. William Jennings Bryan had done a lot of work, meeting with various delegates, Senators, representatives, and governors of the Mountain and Western States in order to secure their vote. Meanwhile, Connecticut Governor Baldwin had also been meeting with New England delegates, with Wilson’s help, in order to try and sway the delegations of these States to swing towards Wilson. Governor Baldwin met with fellow Governor Frederick Plaisted of Maine to secure the Maine delegation for Wilson.

Woodrow Wilson criticized Champ Clark for focusing his attention on the Southern States, ignoring other Democrats. Wilson states that he “would make sure that the needs of all of the Democratic delegates, not just those in the Deep South, are being represented fairly and with upmost respect.” With this, Wilson also reinforced his commitments with the Southern delegates as well, particularly that of Representative Thomas Hardwick of Georgia and progressive Mayor of Atlanta Courtland Winn. Wilson promised that his administration would care to the needs of Georgians and that poor rural farmers would be secured from financial issues.

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Clark, in an attempt to gain support amongst the Midwester delegations and split the progressive vote, proceeded to begin to court Governor Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana using arguments that it was now clear that Wilson intended to have William Jennings Bryan as his vice presidential nominee and that a ticket with both Clark and Marshall would have support from both conservatives and progressives nationwide.
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Postby Valtrona » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:02 am

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Wilson saw what Champ Clark was doing, and it wasn’t enough. Most of the Midwest and sided with Wilson, and Wilson then reaffirmed that he had not chosen a Vice Presidential Nominee as of now, and that William Jennings Bryan had denied any earlier offers for the VP nomination. Regardless, Wilson had support from both moderates, progressives, and even many conservatives as well due to Wilson’s more moderate progressivism. Wilson met with Michigan Representative Frank Ellsworth Doremus and Michigan delegate John Strong about swinging the Michigan delegation over to his side. Wilson argued that Clark didn’t care about what had happened in the Midwestern States, and was only concerned with his interests and the interests of his corrupt supporters. Wilson also met with various Iowa delegates to swing their votes towards Wilson as well, using the same arguments of a corrupt and neglectful Champ Clark.

Woodrow Wilson met with North Dakota Governor John Burke about reaffirming the delegates for Wilson, and to sway the other Mountain States towards his side. Wilson was willing to give Governor Burke a federal position and even potentially the Vice Presidential Nomination. Governor Burke gladly accepted, and openly endorsed Wilson as the Presidential nominee. Wilson also met with Oregon Governor Oswald West about reaffirming his support, and to sway neighboring States and delegates to vote for Wilson. Wilson argued that Clark had continued to bash William Jennings Bryan, rather than argue that he was a better Candidate on policies. William Jennings Bryan criticized Clark further, stating that he was an “neglectful corrupt politician, who only listened to the people once his campaign was actually threatened.”
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“My fellow Americans. Through the last couple of days, I have realized that my campaign for president has been a goal that now I think I will not be able to achieve. I am sorry to say this and this phrase goes against every bone in my body, but I withdraw as a candidate for President of the United States. I will happily endorse whoever becomes the nominee. Thank you to all my supporters throughout the campaign, and a good luck to the rest of the candidates. Thank you.
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Champ Clark decided to privately meet with members of the Midwestern and Plain state delegations and argued in favour of moderate prohibition legislation, particularly the outlawing of public drunkenness and the drinking of alcohol on a Sunday in order to attempt to gain support in areas where Bryan was supporting Wilson.
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Postby Valtrona » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:03 pm

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Woodrow Wilson had met, with help from William Jennings Bryan, with various delegates of the Plain and Midwestern States in order to sway their vote. Wilson was in support of some legislation for the prohibition of alcohol, and for increased labor rights on a federal level. Wilson also wanted to establish a Federal Reserve to help the poor rural farmers and urban factory workers in case of a minor to major recession. Wilson and Bryan also stated that Clark only wanted their votes and didn’t actually care about the issues that plague their States.

Meanwhile, Wilson met with Governor Simeon Baldwin and other New England delegates about other issues facing New Englanders that Wilson can solve as President. Wilson argued that he was the right candidate for New England, and the only reason Clark won New York is because of corrupted officials endorsing Clark and winning the State for himself. Wilson stated that he “was the Candidate of the common worker and farmer, and will do anything within the limits of my power to help the people and care to their needs”.

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Champ Clark decided to meet privately with the southern delegations, including Virginia and argued that Wilson was abandoning the South in favour of New England and that Clark was a supporter of states rights, as shown through his support for Senators to continue to be elected by their respective legislatures, furthermore, Clark emphasised his support for legislation regarding prohibition.
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Roosevelt turned his attention to a number of Northeastern states left undecided which were much smaller in delegate count than most states but he didn’t need much to send him over the threshold of what was necessary to win the nomination.


CONNECTICUT- 14 delegates

Former Governor, Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, member of the Connecticut Senate and now the newly elected Senator from Connecticut, George P McLean was an avid environmentalist especially when it came to birds. Roosevelt promised McLean to back legislation empowering the President to negotiate with other American nations regarding limiting the mass killing of birds.


DELAWARE- 8 delegates

Henry A. du Pont was a Delaware Senator and recipient of the Congressional Medal of honor for actions during the Civil War. To earn his support Roosevelt offered him the position of Secretary of War.


NEW HAMPSHIRE- 8 delegates

Theodore contacted Governor Robert, P Bass of New Hampshire, Bass was a Progressive but had not committed his delegates to Roosevelt before the convention. In exchange for his support Roosevelt offered Bass, a forest enthusiast, the cabinet post of Secretary of the Interior. This would have the added benefit of solidifying support with progressives who might have a poor reaction to including so many conservatives and moderates in government.


VERMONT- 8 delegates

Shortly before the convention, Roosevelt contacted Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln, former ambassador to the United Kingdom and former Secretary of War now living in Vermont. The letter pleaded with Lincoln for his support and aid reuniting the Republican Party his father had helped create. Additionally Roosevelt offered Lincoln the role of Secretary of State in exchange for his support.

Roosevelt also contacted influential Allen M Fletcher of Vermont, a conservative Republican running for Governor in an increasingly Progressive state. In exchange for his support Roosevelt would ensure that no Progressive Republican would run against him

Next Roosevelt turned his attention to New York, and Pennsylvania. They were the largest bases of his support but he did not have universal support in those states, moreover in a tough convention fight he needed to ensure that his defenses were able to hold.


NEW YORK- 90 delegates

Roosevelt checked in with staunch allies in New York like Oscar S Straus to ensure they would continue to support him during the convention. Theodore also solicited the support of his friend and former cabinet secretary George B Cortelyou in ensuring the support of the New York delegation.

Most importantly he sought the endorsement of former Vice President and Governor of New York, Levi P Morton, sending personal letters and getting his friends to deliver them in person to Morton’s home. The letters encouraged Morton to denounce the disunity in the Republican Party caused by the anyone but Roosevelt movement, and call Theodore the clear favorite of the party, country and state of New York.


PENNSYLVANIA- 76 delegates

Roosevelt sent supporters to Lancaster County Pennsylvania to contact Former Senator and RNC chair, J Donald Cameron. Cameron was outside current affairs but still had some connections, Roosevelt promised him a federal position in exchange for whipping support for Roosevelt in the Pennsylvania party machine.

Additionally he contacted former Governor of Pennsylvania Samuel W Pennypacker for his support, he promised Pennypacker to continue his commitment to ending child labor, and promised federal funding for state museums. Finally he offered him the position as ambassador to the Netherlands, should he deliver additional Pennsylvania delegates

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As the Convention continued, Wilson decided to dedicate some of his time to swaying the Southern delegates to vote for Wilson over Champ Clark. Wilson reaffirmed that he wished to unite the Democratic Party, and did not want to focus much of his time on one region. Wilson promised that he would protect poor rural farmers from uncontrollable disasters and big businesses, and that Wilson was a support of State’s rights as well as the people’s right to vote for the people representing them. With Thomas Marshall dropping out of the race, Wilson met with Governor Marshall and the Indiana delegation about switching their votes towards Wilson. Wilson said that he would better represent the good people of Indiana rather than that of the corrupt Clark.

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Champ Clark, in an attempt to gain more allies spoke to Senator Charles Allen Culberson, the former chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and incumbent Senator from Texas, Clark argued that Wilson was using his Southern background in order to appeal to Southern delegations before abandoning them in favour of the North East and his ceaseless pursuit of progressive votes would damage the natural order of society and the principles that have governed the United States since its foundation. Furthermore, Clark offered Culberson the cabinet position of Attorney General should he endorse Clark.

Shortly after, Clark met with the Democratic nominee in th 1904 Presidential Election, Alton B. Parker and offered Parker the position of Secretary of State in exchange for his endorsement.
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After speaking to Parker, Clark met privately with House Majority Leader Oscar Underwood and in exchange for his endorsement, Clark vowed to curb the influence of the KKK in the South and to support him in potential Senate runs in the future.
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In an attempt to gain the support of Midwestern and Plains delegations, Clark met privately with North Dakota Governor, John Burke and attempted to persuade him to endorse Clark by offering him the cabinet position of Secretary of the Treasury, provided he endorsed Champ Clark.
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Wilson met with many Southern delegates in an attempt to sway them his way. He referenced Clark’s meeting with Alton Parker, calling him an “even bigger failure than he claimed William Jennings Bryan to be.” Yet, Wilson reaffirmed that he was a moderate, and continued to attack Clark’s lack of care for the common man and corrupted supporters. Wilson made his argument that he was a moderate who wished to listen to both the progressives and the conservatives, and making a choice that would benefit the people more than the corrupt politicians. Considering Clark has refused to respond to any of Wilson’s attacks and criticisms of him, many delegates may realize that what Wilson said was to be the absolute truth. Wilson met once again with Representative Thomas Hardwick of Georgia, Senator Nathan Philemon Bryan, and Thomas Watt Gregory of Tennessee. He reaffirmed much of his past positions and promises, and argued that a Clark Administration wouldn’t cater to the Southern people, but only the rich who fund his campaign.

Wilson once again met with Governor John Burke, promising him the position of VP if he was to formally endorse Wilson and campaign on his behalf. Wilson also met with former North Dakota Senator William E. Purcell for his endorsement. Wilson had argued that Clark was just trying to trick the good people of North Dakota into voting for Clark so he would betray him later on. Wilson also met with William Jennings Bryan and various other Western and Midwestern delegates to once again reaffirm their support and/or endorsements. Wilson argued to these men that campaigning for just the Southern vote won’t win the Democrats the Presidency, and that they needed a moderate candidate to appeal to both sides. Wilson, they argued, was the more comprising candidate than Champ Clark, and had a better chance of swinging the Executive Branch over to the Democrats.

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Clark, who had not responded to Wilsons attacks in order to maintain a level of civility, next spoke with Governor Eugene Foss of Massachusetts, Clark argued that a Wilson administration would in reality be dominated by the failed candidacy that was William Jennings Bryan and that Wilson would be killing American enterprise and ingenuity as well as preventing the lights in the homes of the poor from being lit due to his anti business policies. As he concluded the conversation, Clark offered in exchange for Foss's endorsement, the position of Secretary of Commerce and Labour.
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After concluding his conversation with Foss, Clark proceeded to then talk to the Senator from Georgia, Augustus Octavius Backn and Texas Governor Oscar Branch Colquitt and promised to Bacon that a Clark administration would seek to support the right of states to segregate their populations and to avoid any foreign entanglements, including scaling back the occupation of the Philippines and promised to Colquitt that Clark would support his maintaining order and the rule of law in the state of Texas, particularly along the Mexican border as well as refusing to send federal troops unless requested by the Governor.

Shortly after, Clark spoke with Senator J Hamilton Lewis and due to his service in the Spanish American war, promised him the position or Secretary of War should he back Clark.
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Woodrow Wilson decided to give a speech to the Convention floor. In this, he argued that not only had Clark “failed to respond, in any way, to the criticisms of his campaign and policies, but is being fairly hypocritical.” Even though Clark said he did this as an act of “civility”, it will hurt his campaign and his reputation among many progressives and even some moderates. Wilson pointed out about how Clark criticized Wilson of using the Southern vote before “abandoning them in favour of the North East”, and that Wilson is merely trying to appeal to a wider audience. Wilson criticized Clark about how he called William Jennings Bryan a “failed candidate”, when he tried to appeal to Alton Parker who “failed spectacularly at the hands of former President Theodore Roosevelt.” Wilson also asked Clark to clarify that William Jennings Bryan never became president, and that Clark would be just as much of a failure against Roosevelt as Alton Parker, a conservative like Clark, was.

Wilson privately met with Senator Furnifold McLendel Simmons of North Carolina in order to persuade him that a Clark Administration would be the end of the State’s ability to compete, and that Clark would “sell the great State of North Carolina to the corporate elite.” Wilson, in exchange for the Senators endorsement, promised him the position of United States Secretary of Agriculture. Wilson also met with the West Virginia delegation once again to reaffirm their support, promising federal aid to miners and factory workers as before.

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The former President was energized by the momentum he was gaining among the delegates, capitalizing on this he shifted his focus to the South and West, targeting the remaining uncommitted states in the union. Especially West Virginia which had 16 delegates


IDAHO- 8 delegates

Roosevelt contacted Senator Borah and Senator Brady about the lack of support from Idaho delegates, reminding them that his support was dependent on Idaho’s delegates backing Roosevelt. To further support he promised to back farm relief in rural states and reminded them of the success of his Newlands programs.


NEVADA- 6 delegates

Roosevelt wasn’t confident in his ability to win over the delegates from Nevada, but he had one major potential ally, Governor Tasker Oddie. He contacted Oddie directly speaking to him about their shared commitment to Progressive values and promised to make women’s suffrage a plank of his platform.


UTAH- 8 delegates

Roosevelt approached legendary and extremely popular Senator George Sutherland of Utah. He was a Conservative with Progressive tendencies, someone who Roosevelt thought he could appeal to. After some discussion, Roosevelt offered Sutherland the next open slot on the Supreme Court should he and Utah support Roosevelt.

Next former Governor John Christopher Cutler was contacted, Cutler was somewhat out of touch with the current politics but was a major respected player in the church of latter day saints. Roosevelt offered him the ambassadorship to the United Kingdom should he whip support for Roosevelt at the convention.

He then contacted the Representatives of current governor William Spry promising to not support the prohibition of alcohol in the nation, leaving it to individual states. He debated trying to get the support of Senator Smooth who was arguably the most powerful figure in the state, but was unwilling to commit to a platform pro-tariff enough to gain his support.


WEST VIRGINIA- 16 delegates

President of the West Virginia State Senate Henry D Hatfield was running for Governor, and had control of many delegates at the convention. Roosevelt promised to personally campaign for Hatfield in exchange for his support. Roosevelt also contacted outgoing West VIrginia Senator, Nathan B Scott promising him a federal position or ambassadorship if he could deliver delegates.

WYOMING- 6 delegates

Governor Joseph M Carey was a staunch Progressive who Roosevelt had asked for assistance from before. He sent a personal letter to the Governor emphasizing the need for Wyoming’s delegates to commit to Roosevelt.

Finally Roosevelt took one more crack at breaking the party machine stranglehold on New Jersey Delegates.


NEW JERSEY- 28 delegates

In New Jersey the party machine had proven difficult to overcome but the wall was showing cracks. He once again contacted former Governor Edward C Stokes, who he promised to support and personally campaign for when he planned to run for governor again, to make sure he was continuing to work on Jersey delegates. He also reiterated his promise to former governor and current RNC delegate John Franklin Fort that should he help deliver the Jersey Delegation he would appoint him the the Federal Trade Commission.

Once again he tried to get the support of former Governor Franklin Murphy, an avowed Conservative and delegate who was in the running to serve as Tafts running mate in 1908. Roosevelt would offer him the position of assistant Secretary of War in exchange for New Jersey’s delegates.

Roosevelt contacted outgoing Senator John Kean who was a still a prominent and well connected politician in the state. Kean was offered the position of Assistant Attorney General if he could help deliver Jersey Delegates.


OTHER

Roosevelt contacted Admiral of the Navy and hero of the Spanish American War George Dewey and offered him the cabinet post of Secretary of the Navy. Dewey was a democrat and ran for president in the past but didn’t get too far. Still he was popular across the political spectrum and had served both democratic and republican administrations, first and foremost being a patriot. Should Dewey accept he would not only be a great pick he would bring his cult like followes with him.

Representative John Wingate Weeks of Massachusetts was a naval veteran and member of the house of representatives for several terms. Recently he had authored the “Weeks Act” which enabled the creation of national forests in the Eastern United States. He was politically ambitious and Roosevelt connected to him over military service and conservative, he offered Wingate the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy which would pad his resume before running for Senate in a few years.

Former RNC chair Harry Stewart New of Indiana was influential in the party and an alliance would help Roosevelt with the party machine. He offered Harry Stewart New the position of postmaster general if he helped whip delegates for Roosevelt.

Finally Theodore approached the current RNC Chair and organizer of the convention VIctor Rosewater of Nebraska. Roosevelt pledged his full support for Rosewater to continue as RNC chair for as long as he wished AND to support whatever future political ambitions he might have in Nebraska. In exchange he would give prominent speaking positions to Roosevelt supporters AND generally help them on the logistical side.

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Republican Primary

Official delegate count (266 needed to win)

Roosevelt: 237 (WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, CO, ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, WI, MI, IN, VA, MD, DE, PA, NY, ME)
Anyone but Roosevelt (Taft for now): 209 (IL, OH, NJ, MA, OK, TX, AR, LA, MS, TN, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC)
Undecided: 85 (NV, UT, AZ, NM, WY, KS, MO, KY, WV, CT, RI, VT, NH)


Roosevelt swings Idaho, Virginia, and Delaware before the first ballot, but the conservatives are sticking together for now. It's a question of how long they can last, though. Roosevelt has been working undecided states like West Virginia and Kansas hard, and Missouri has also received special attention. Those states may fall in the next ballot, which would be enough to put him over the top. But it would not unify the Republican Party, which could pose an issue for Roosevelt down the line. Only winning over the conservatives would unify the party.

Democratic Primary

Official delegate count (266 needed to win)

Clark: 192 (KS, OK, MO, AR, IL, KY, TN, LA, MS, FL, SC, MD, DE, NY)
Wilson: 182 (OR, CA, ND, SD, NE, MN, WI, IN, OH, VA, PA, NJ, MA,)
Undecided: 157 (WA, ID, MT, AZ, NM, CO, UT, WY, NV, TX, AL, GA, NC, WV, IA, MI, CT, RI, VT, NH, ME)


Clark sways Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida into his column, while Wilson picks up Indiana with the withdrawal of Marshall. By far the biggest news before the first ballot is that William Jennings Bryan is staying neutral, declaring, "I cannot abide a man such as Clark who would stand against progressive principles, nor a man such as Wilson who will spread false rumors of my support." Wilson holds the Nebraska delegation, but Bryan has not delivered the progressive undecided into his column. Meanwhile, Clark has picked up some Southern states with his segregation talk, but has probably pushed other states out of reach. Both candidates have battled hard over states such as Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia, which have remained neutral, and will be key in future ballots.

In a convention as closely contested as this one, several individuals are hoping that a deadlock will favor them or that they can extract more concessions from the two major candidates. Texas, Alabama, and Georgia (46 delegates) have voted together for Oscar Underwood of Alabama and the New England states are mostly voting for Simeon Baldwin (26 delegates). There are rumors that Baldwin has been approached by the Wilson campaign about a Cabinet position and Underwood by Clark about fighting the KKK, but clearly these men are not ready to decide without seeing which way the wind is blowing. Concerted efforts might break apart these blocs and swing them to one candidate or another, or it might take the impression of momentum on one side or another. North Carolina, West Virginia, Michigan, and Iowa are also delegate-rich and undecided (48 delegates). But perhaps the most persuadable are the western states (37 delegates), which have received comparatively little attention and are not voting as a bloc. A progressive populist appeal could certainly be made to them, while they might also just be looking for the best deal.
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Woodrow Wilson once again met with William Jennings Bryan about his endorsement. Wilson argued that with all the things that have happened, that he would be the better candidate over Clark. Wilson also asked as to why Bryan withdrew his support without reason, Bryan stating it was “pressure from the corrupt Convention leadership”. Wilson reaffirmed that William Jennings Bryan did support Wilson, and would withdraw his condemnation and publicly calling Clark a “corrupt politician”. Woodrow Wilson also criticized the Convention heads for almost forcing Bryan to withdraw his endorsement entirely for nonsensical reasons, stating that they “were not rumors, and any intellectual could see that Bryan himself said these words.” Wilson agreed that Bryan would not entirely support him, but will condone Champ Clark in the Western and Midwestern States, and sway some of the delegates to his side.

Also, it appears that the Convention leaders were mistaken once again, as the Western States were mostly campaigned by Wilson, and many of their delegates had heard convincing arguments to sway their votes. Clark had devoted little time to the Western States, focusing much of his time in the South or the Midwestern States. Wilson also met with the Western delegates once again, to reaffirm their past support. Wilson promised subsidies to the farmers in order to prevent any unforeseen threats. Wilson also promised to pursue many progressive polices as well as many moderate ones.

Meanwhile, Wilson met once again with Connecticut Governor Simeon Baldwin about swaying the New England delegates towards his side. In this, Wilson officially stated that he would give Governor Baldwin the position of Secretary of State if he was to sway the remaining New England delegates towards his direction. Wilson also argued that a Clark Administration would result in a more corrupt federal government, citing the Tammany Hall endorsement as a prime example of this. Wilson also promised to increase workers rights and promised the establishment of a Federal Reserve to prevent the major effects of a recession. Wilson also met with Senator William E. Chilton once again to discuss federal support, in a potential Wilson administration, to coal miners who were disabled due to mining accidents.

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