As far as I can recall it's the only one that is a concession speech.
This year, like every election cycle, we have a lot of losers. I'm not sure what the 'bar' is for getting a speaking slot at the convention. Buchanan mentions 3 million votes in 1992.
This year I would expect both Romney and Huckabee, who both won multiple states, to be given concession speaking slots at the Convention. I expect Ron Paul will not be.
It is unlikely that either of them will give a speech as memorable as Buchanan's 1992 address.
Great speech!! Is there a video of it anywhere?
I remember hearing Michael Powell and his dad, Colin were watching that together. Michael remarked about the hatefulness it embodied. That’s when I realize Colin was a RINO.
The central organizing principle of this republic is freedom.
I remember when he said these lines. Made my hair stand up. Needs repeating.
That speech was the best moment in the whole campaign.
I remember that. I think Linda, who ran Buchanan’s site back then, used an Anfy program to flush the Clintons down the john on the site. ;)
Zell Miller, best political convention speech in decades!
Great speech — thanks for posting it.
Coming out of the Republican convention, the Republicans were seen as bitter, sour, and pessimistic about American. Clinton ran as an optimist. Guess who won!
In the interest of full disclosure, I voted for Bush.
If I recall he concededed knowing he was vote-scammed.