Interview with Richard Hatcher
QUESTION 20
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

What were some of the behind-the-scene discussions that went on around the third party, and how was the decision actually finalized to not do that.

RICHARD HATCHER:

Well, I think those who advocated a third party, ah, really attempted to lobby other people, and lobby state delegations to support, ah, the notion. There was a resolution that had been introduced calling for the creation of a third party. Ah, on the other side there were, ah, those who were lobbying against it, who were saying basically that this was not the time. I don't think anyone, ah, was opposed to it as such. But a number of people felt that this was not the right time, ah, to, to form or create a third party.