Talk:1880 Republican National Convention

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GA Nomination Success[edit]

Okay, this seems very easy for me, this passes on all fronts. It is written extremely well and complies with manual of style. It is fully referenced inline from reliable academic sources. It has a good broad coverage while staying on topic. Is presented in a neutral, factual, manner and seems largely stable being primarily written by a single editor with only limited activity since nomination. All images are PD with appropriate captions.

In terms of improvement, there isn't much I can say. Some areas could be made a bit smoother and double checked. For example, the last paragraph of Presenting the nominees uses "Garfield" over and over and over which I think impedes the flow a bit. Other than such minor points, I hope you take it up to FA. -- J Logan t/c: 16:23, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the evaluation, JLogan. :) Nishkid64 (talk) 17:28, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Hayes[edit]

According to this article, "Hayes knew that he was not likely to win in the 1880 election, so he chose not to seek re-election."

I remember reading in several places (although I cannot find a source at the moment) that Hayes had pledged long before that he would only serve one term, effectively making him a lame-duck president from the start of his only term. Can anyone confirm or deny this? Seleucus (talk) 00:35, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 23:27, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Conservatism?[edit]

I removed a banner pointing to the WikiProject Conservatism which was placed by Lionelt in February 2011. The banner was restored by Toa Nidhiki05.

I do not see any connection to conservatism in this article. It cannot be the Republican Party which was progressive in 1880. Please prove a connection to conservatism. Binksternet (talk) 16:34, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Still no connection demonstrated between this article and the topic of conservatism. No improvements have been made by any member of the WikiProject Conservatism. I am once again removing the project banner. Binksternet (talk) 03:17, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

The 306 Stalwarts.[edit]

It is perhaps not known to editors of this article that the Three Hundred and Six Guard society included among themselves items of distinction, items that identified one member to another. It happens that one such item was a pocket watch, manufactured by the Elgin National Watched Company. The case of each watch was engraved with a commemoration, reading in one example as follows:

"THE NEW YORK FRIENDS OF Genl Grant to John M. Moltz of Fredricksburg Va Chicago Ills June 2nd 1880"

I will provide later set of photographs of this watch. William R. Buckley (talk) 22:29, 21 June 2013 (UTC)