Mike Miller going to his 14th GOP convention

Posted at 9:15 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 21:15:50-04

Among the 75 staff members in the city working to produce the Republican National Convention, one of them is twice the age of many of his colleagues, with a background unlike any other. 

Senior Advisor Mike Miller never thought he would witness a convention quite as interesting as the 1976 contested one in Kansas City. Now, he is second-guessing himself. 

"I think it will be the most covered convention in history," Miller said.

At 79 years old, the Tennessee native is helping to plan the 2016 RNC in Cleveland.

Miller recalled the billowing clouds of cigarette smoke that filled the San Francisco Cow Palace in 1964, when he covered his first GOP convention as a reporter. Since then, Miller has worked every Republican convention--mostly in media operations. 

Miller was on the site selection committee during the two times the City of Cleveland tried to host the GOP convention in the past and failed. He said it was due to a lack of media workspace. 

Cleveland will be his last convention, Miller said, stating that he believes it's "time to call it quits."