1992 Democratic National Convention

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The 1992 Democratic National Convention 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 15, 1992. The Clinton-Gore ticket then faced incumbents George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle in the 1992 presidential election.

The convention's keynote speaker was Texas United States House of Representative, Barbara Jordan. Other notable speakers included party chairman Ron Brown, Elizabeth Glaser 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."

The ending of the convention played the theme song of Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop".

The convention, organized by Ron Brown, was seen as a great success. Unlike earlier Democratic conventions, it had been well planned and run with few gaffes or errors, as even Republicans conceded.

Clinton and Gore went on to defeat President Bush, Vice-President Quayle and independent candidate Ross Perot in the general election.

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