“It Looked Like Hell” – The Story of The 1980 DNC Convention w/ Rick Perlstein, Author of “Reaganland”

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The Democratic Convention in New York City in 1980 was not the example to follow for how to run a convention. With the help of “Reaganland” author and historian Rick Perlstein, we look at one of the most frustrating modern conventions. The fight between Ted Kennedy and Carter for the nomination, obscure rules challenges, delegates cajoled by generals, men in green and white, just a blip of Bill Clinton, Communists and fireworks, speech flubs and the handshake that doomed a ticket are among the items discussed.

 

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