A number of dethroned establishment Republicans aren’t going to Cleveland next month to watch upstart Donald Trump accept the party’s nomination.
The Democratic convention in Philadelphia may not be much fun either for establishment types.
In 1964, Pennsylvania GOP Senator Hugh Scott went to the party conclave at the Cow Palace in San Francisco only to watch Barry Goldwater defeat his favored candidate Gov. William Scranton on the first ballot.
Scott had to endure Goldwaterites on the party platform committee rejecting his plank to denounce political extremism. The nominee himself failed to extend a traditional olive branch in his acceptance speech. READ MORE »