And if he'd run his whole campaign like he ran in Michigan, he would have been the nominee.
“He could easily be the Republican nominee in 2012,” Watkins said.
Many party activists, however, wanted John Smietanka, to be the nominee.
That ended in 2008 when Barack Obama became the first nominee since Watergate to reject federal financing.
Sure, it appears that much of his party base still cannot bear the thought of him as its nominee.
The person nominated is called the nominee, and all the nominees for a certain election constitute a ticket.
They still hoped that the Sage of Ashland might be the nominee.
Ohio and Illinois did honor this day again to the Republican nominee.
It was a unanimous vote, and the nominee was declared elected.
Usually this is followed by a letter of acceptance in which the views of the nominee are elaborated more at length.