It was plain that under the two-thirds rule no nomination could be made here.
By consenting to the adoption of the two-thirds rule, he, with them, would prove unfaithful to their trust and their honor.
This is the two-thirds rule, as it is called; the rule that requires a vote of two-thirds of the convention to make a nomination.
The opposition was kept up, and the two-thirds rule again resorted to, and effectually used to balk the friends of inquiry.
The two-thirds rule was adopted, and that put the nomination in the hands of the minority, and of the trained intriguers.
The Charleston Convention was reactionary and exclusive; it followed the two-thirds rule.