Wilson Kicks Off Presidential Campaign In New York
Woodrow Wilson won the Democratic Nomination for president in July 1912 at the Democratic National Convention after 46 ballots.
“I am a Democrat as distinguished from a Republican because I believe (and I think that it is generally believed) that the leaders of the Republican party—for I always distinguish them from the great body of the Republican voters who have been misled by them—I say not the Republican party, but the leaders of the Republican party have allowed themselves to become so tied up in alliances with special interests that they are not free to serve us all. ”
Woodrow Wilson’s Labor Day speech – September 2, 1912 :http://livefromthetrail.com/about-the-book/speeches/chapter-2/woodrow-wilson