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Encyclopedia > 1992 Democratic National Convention

The 1992 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas for President and Senator Al Gore of Tennessee for Vice President; Clinton announced Gore as his running-mate on July 9, 1992. The convention was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York from July 13 to July 16, 1992. The Clinton-Gore ticket then faced incumbents George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle in the 1992 presidential election. Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... The presidential seal was first used in 1880 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... James Danforth Dan Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


The convention's keynote speaker was former Texas Representative Barbara Jordan, who had also keynoted the party's 1976 convention. Other notable speakers included Democratic National Committee Chairman Ron Brown, Elizabeth Glaser, New York governor Mario Cuomo, and Georgia governor Zell Miller who said: "Not all of us can be born rich, handsome, and lucky, and that's why we have a Democratic Party." He also said "Our Commander in Chief talks like Dirty Harry but acts like Barney Fife." Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician from Texas. ... The 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City nominated Jimmy Carter of Georgia for President and Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota for Vice President. ... Former Vermont Governor Dr. Howard Dean is the current Chairman of the DNC. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. ... Photo of Ron Brown Ronald Harmon Brown (August 1, 1941 – April 3, 1996), was the first black United States Secretary of Commerce, serving during the first term of President Bill Clinton. ... Elizabeth Glaser, born Elizabeth Meyer, died December 3, 1994, as a result of contracting the AIDS virus during a blood transfusion in 1981. ... Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


The convention, organized by chairman Ron Brown, was seen as a great success. Unlike some earlier Democratic conventions, it had been well planned and run with few gaffes or errors, as even Republicans conceded. The ending of the convention played the theme song of Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop". Ronald Brown can refer to Ron Brown, a United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, a Wisconsin State Senator Ron Brown, NBC International Affairs correspondent Ronald Brown, a former British member of Parliament for Hackney, South and Shoreditch Ronald Brown, a former British member of Parliament for Edinburgh, Leith This... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Fleetwood Mac (formed in July 1967) are an influential and commercially successful English-American band, who have had a high turnover of personnel and varied levels of success. ... Dont Stop is also the name of a song by ATB (see here) and the name of Jolin Tsais album. ...


Clinton received a significant poll bounce from the convention, due to both the perceived success of the convention, as well as Ross Perot announcing he was withdrawing from the campaign just as the convention was ending. (Perot got back into the race in October). Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is a billionaire American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ...


Clinton and Gore went on to defeat President Bush, Vice-President Quayle and independent candidate Ross Perot and his running mate, James Stockdale, in the general election. Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is a billionaire American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ... Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the United States Navy. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...

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Casey Controversy

Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey wanted to speak at the convention, but he was not allowed to. Casey maintained that he was denied a speaking spot because he intended to give a speech about his opposition to abortion, while the Clinton camp said that Casey did not speak because he had not endorsed the Clinton/Gore ticket.[1] After the convention was over, Casey told the New York Times, "I support the ticket. Period."[2] Other pro-life Democrats such as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Senators John Breaux and Howell Heflin, and five pro-life Democratic governors did speak. While Democratic officials said that these speakers were not barred from discussing their opposition to abortion, they nonetheless did not focus on the issue in their speeches.[1] List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Sr. ... Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, powerful member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ... John Berlinger Breaux (last name pronounced BRO) was a United States senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005. ... Howell Heflin Howell Thomas Heflin (June 19, 1921 – March 29, 2005) was a United States Senator from Alabama. ...


Casey asked both DNC Chairman Ron Brown and Ann Richards, the convention's chairwoman, for a speaking spot. Neither responded directly, and Casey later received a letter explaining that he would not receive a spot.[3] Ronald Brown can refer to Ron Brown, a United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, a Wisconsin State Senator Ron Brown, NBC International Affairs correspondent Ronald Brown, a former British member of Parliament for Hackney, South and Shoreditch Ronald Brown, a former British member of Parliament for Edinburgh, Leith This... Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and teacher from Texas. ...


Controversy regarding Casey's treatment at the 1992 Convention was frequently cited in media coverage of his son Bob Casey, Jr.'s successful 2006 Pennsylvania Senate campaign against Republican incumbent Rick Santorum.[3] [4] [5] Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... “Santorum” redirects here. ...


Jerry Brown

Another person having trouble getting on the platform to make a speech was former California Governor Jerry Brown, who was still a candidate and wanted to address the convention to state his case for a "humility agenda." Democratic officials stated that a candidate can second his own nomination, but that other than that a candidate cannot address the convention before the voting takes place. Brown wound up seconding his own nomination. For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ...


The official Tally

President:

William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... Paul Efthemios Tsongas Paul Efthemios Tsongas (February 14, 1941 – January 18, 1997) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the United States Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Sr. ... Patricia Nell Scott Schroeder, popularly known as Pat Schroeder (born July 30, 1940), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Colorado, serving from 1973 to 1997. ... Larry Agran is the former mayor of Irvine, California, Orange Countys noted planned city. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ...

Vice President:

Gore was nominated by acclamation on a voice vote


See also

Bill Clintons 1992 campaign for President of the United States was a critical turning point for the Democratic Party, which had controlled the White House for only four of the previous twenty-four years. ... The 1992 Democratic presidential primary chose the Democratic nominee for the general election. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Michael Crowley, "Casey Closed," The New Republic, September 16, 1996.
  2. ^ Michael Decourcy Hinds, “Pennsylvania; Democratic Ticket Heads Into Fertile Territory,” New York Times July 19, 1992, Section 1, Page 20
  3. ^ a b Peter J Boyer (November 14, 2005). "The Right to Choose". The New Yorker. 
  4. ^ [Cooperman] (September 15, 2006). "Senate Candidate Speaks of Life, Faith". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ [TONER] (March 5, 2006). "To Democrats Hungry for Senate, a Pennsylvania Seat Looks Ripe". The New York Times. 

External links

  • Barbara Jordan's Keynote Address
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1988
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1996

 
 

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