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Michael Beschloss Quotes

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You have to raise $100 million, probably, to be serious  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830’s really through the 1950’s, you had conventions that actually did real business.  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) Roosevelt understands that there are things that are worth surrendering your career for, like defending the country against [Adolf] Hitler.  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) I’m defining [presidential courage] pretty narrowly. It’s not only taking a big political risk but it’s also the risk that in the hindsight of history, people think it’s wise.  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century, you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses made up of party members in Congress.  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) First of all, there’s no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century, you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses made up of party members in Congress  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) To people who remember JFK’s assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father’s coffin  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) Legacy is what a president does that affects later generations  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business, you had situations where the delegates were divided and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830’s really through the 1950’s, you had conventions that actually did real business  (Michael Beschloss Quotes) So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960’s, part of the drama was the fact that you didn’t know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week  (Michael Beschloss Quotes)