National Party Platforms, 1832–1932

  • Content Type: Report
  • Publisher: CQ Press
    • Publication year: 1932
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Archive Report

The National Committes and the Party Platforms

Prohibiton Fight in Democratic National Committee

Four Years Ago at the Jackson Day dinner of the Democratic party a letter from Alfred E. Smith, prospective presidential nominee of the party, was read in which he recommended that a tentative draft of the 1928 platform be prepared immediately by the Democratic National Committee, to provide a basis for intelligent action by the Democratic national convention in June. He believed the party had erred in the past “by waiting for the national convention to undertake the entire task of preparing a platform.”

In the heat and rush of a convention the platform when finally written is …not sufficiently understandable to the masses of the people. There is too great a tendency to ...

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