Actually, it was democratic-republicans that were convinced. The Republican party wasn't a thing back then. The Republican party was established in the later The two parties were Federalists and Democratic-Republicans.
No no no Phantom can never be overpowered (this will be me when I go to college. Be warned, world. I love both, but if I had to choose one, I will be blasting "Red and Black" to drown out "Music of the Night"