June 27, 1932



June 27, 1932

After narrowly losing the 1928 Presidential election, Al Smith came back in 1932 to run again, this time campaigning for the Democratic nomination against the front-runner Roosevelt. It was widely believed that Smith would have won in '28 if it were not for a wide-spread anti-Catholic sentiment. By June, however, Roosevelt had already garned an impressive number of Convention votes, and Smith's strategy was to bring the Convention to a deadlock and present himself as a candidate agreeable to all parties.



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