, New York
Madison Square Garden
July 13th - 16th 1992

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Convention Chairperson:
Ann Richards of Texas
Presidential Nominee:
William J. Clinton of Arkansas
Vice Presidential Nominee:
Albert A. Gore, Jr. of Tennessee

The 41st Democratic National Convention was held in New York City in Madison Square Garden running from the 13th to the 16th of July, 1992. Generally, the time is spent improving the people's conception of the selected presidential nominee and extend support into the general election. In this case, that figure was multiple-term, Arkansas Governor William Clinton.

On another note, there was another objective, and that was to enhance the image of the Democratic Party. One explanation may be because no Democrat had held the presidential office in the last 16 years. Or perhaps it was account of so much in-party fighting among the presidential hopefuls that a party image overhaul was needed. For example, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who had made a bid for presidency several times, had only reluctantly given way to Bill Clinton. Furthermore, former Californian governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. strongly resisted Clinton as the nominee. In fact, having refused to endorse Clinton, he was at first disallowed a speaking role on the stage, but eventually was able to make a deal with Clinton and his group. He used part of his time slot to second his own nomination.

For the functioning of the convention, quite a bit of funding was necessary. The city of New York awarded many contracts for an array of services totaling over millions of dollars. Everything from busing for delegates to insurance to security providers were taken into account. While the Host Committee had a goal of $6.5 million to uphold, the city had to budget for approximately $20 million to allow the convention to run smoothly and professionally. The expected payoff for this investment was expected to be an economic boost in the ballpark of $190 million.

15,000 media members were expected among the tens of thousands of attendees. In fact, the buzz for the convention meant that 5 months in advance of the week, 17,500 hotel rooms has been reserved. Of the many hotels used, two important hotels in the process were the New York branches of the Sheraton and Hilton.

Important figures at the multitude included Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jerry Brown, and past Tennessee Senator Al Gore as the Vice President candidate. Giving the week's keynote addresses (there were 3 of them) were longtime New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, Georgian politician Zell Miller, and prior Congresswoman Barbara Jordan of Texas.

Besides keynote speaker Barbara Jordan, there were a number of other women involved in the Democratic Party. 1992 year had been a distinguished one for women in the political field. 24 women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and 4 to the Senate. This did not go unnoticed by the convention planners who celebrated this fact in the first evening's festivities.

For Bill Clinton's image, he sought middle ground and to relieve the fears of the middle class, especially considering the recession. He used guffaws made by Republican opponent George H. W. Bush as ammunition against the Republican whenever possible. Bush, they alleged, was the cause of the surrounding recession, and unfit to lead the country further. Nonetheless, some like Reverend Jackson contended he did not do enough for many people facing poverty. For
the most part, Clinton's strategy was effective and agreed upon. He further endeared himself to the American people by stressing his humble origins, in which he grew up in a poor, single-parent household. In the end, this paid off: Clinton easily grasped the nomination, receiving well over the majority of votes cast by 4288 delegates. Jerry Brown was a distant second only garnered 596 votes, according to figures published CBS News.


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