group of senators, bleary eyed for lack of sleep, will have to sit down at
about two o'clock in the morning around a table in a
smoke-filled room in some hotel, and decide the
- Harry Micajah Daugherty
On the Republicans' failure to choose a
presidential candidate at their
Chosen bya group of men in a smoke-filled room.
- Kirke L Simpson
Of Warren G Harding,
presidential candidate. Recalled on Simpson's death in
the NewYorkTimes,17 Jun1972.The'smoke- filled room' became
a common phrase in presidential nomination.
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