Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, No. 25. October 8, 1968
"The Republican convention was no closer to the democratic system than flea-fighting," said Mr Barrie Watts
"The Republican convention was no closer to the democratic system than flea-fighting," said Mr Barrie Watts.
He said the liberal delegates, including Governor Rockefeller and Mayor Lindsay, were stage-managed out of any possibility of getting the nomination.
"Rockefeller was not heard on Tv at all," he said.
"Lindsay gave the only lucid, literary speech at the convention, and a deliberately scheduled coffee-break, bonds playing and people singing meant no one heard him.
"There was no applause for him or anything, nothing at all."
Mr Watts said Lindsay was considered a possible Presidential candidate at that stage.
"Nixon's speech was infamous," said Mr Watts. "It was thoroughly rotten."