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This is probably one of the most famous convention speeches of the last 40 years. (Reagan's nomination of Goldwater in 1962 would be up there.)

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.

1 posted on 08/14/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

Great speech!! Is there a video of it anywhere?


2 posted on 08/14/2008 10:29:14 AM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Jack Black

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.


3 posted on 08/14/2008 10:38:42 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Jack Black
In New York, Mr Gore made a startling declaration. Henceforth, he said, the "central organizing principle" of all governments must be: the environment.

Wrong, Albert!

The central organizing principle of this republic is freedom.

I remember when he said these lines. Made my hair stand up. Needs repeating.

4 posted on 08/14/2008 10:40:22 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Jack Black

That speech was the best moment in the whole campaign.


7 posted on 08/14/2008 10:47:27 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Jack Black

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. ;)


9 posted on 08/14/2008 10:53:17 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Jack Black

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/convention2004/zellmiller2004rnc.htm

Zell Miller, best political convention speech in decades!


10 posted on 08/14/2008 11:00:00 AM PDT by roses of sharon (SAVE YOUR GAS RECIEPTS, SEND TO PELOSI!)
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To: Jack Black

Great speech — thanks for posting it.


11 posted on 08/14/2008 11:27:37 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Jack Black
As I recall the speeches from Pat Buchanan and Pat Robertson
forced what would be Ronald Reagan's final speech to a national Republican convention out of prime time.
Quite frankly I would have preferred more of Reagan's optimism
at a national convention than listening to the mad (angry) Pats.

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.

12 posted on 08/14/2008 11:46:36 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Jack Black

If I recall he concededed knowing he was vote-scammed.


15 posted on 08/14/2008 12:36:42 PM PDT by Eastbound
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