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Sep 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
a major role in the campaign with george wallace's running on a segregationist clot form. johnson's speech to delegates is about 40 minutes. >> he appreciates at this tremendous reception and has a message to give to you and the american people. [no audio] [applause] -- [applause] >> chairman mccormick, my fellow americans. i accept your nomination. [applause] i accept the duty of leading this party to victory this year. [applause] i thank you from the bottom of my heart for placing at my side --e man that last night so you so qisely -- wisely selected to be the next vice president of the united states. i know i speak for each and all of youw hen i say -- when i say he proved himself tonight in that great acceptance speech. [applause] and i speak for both of us when i tell you that on monday on, he is going to be available for such speeches in all 50 states. such speeches in all 50 states. we will try to
Sep 1, 2012 9:30pm EDT
live here on c-span. next is the speech of george mcgovern in 1972. jimmy carter's 1976 acceptance speech scomprks barack obama from 2008. >> tomorrow on "washington journal" rob christian son from the "news news and political observer." the political dynamics in north carolina heading into the november election. that by susan roberts. and ryan butler discusses gay and lesbian issues. >> c-span's gavel-to-gavel coverage next week and online at featured speakers in >> we will build an american community again. the choice we offer is not conservative or liberal. in many ways, it is not even republican or democratic. it is different, it is new, and it will work. [cheers and applause] >> count your own opinion and connect with other c-span viewers. conventionhub@ campaign2012. >> the start of mcgovern's speech was delayed until after 2:00 a.m. eastern time. he spoke for about 22 minutes. >> my fellow citizens, i am happy to join you for this benediction of our friday sunrise service. [cheers and applause] [laughter] i assume that everyone here is impressed with m
Sep 1, 2012 10:10pm EDT
is a direct result of a broken politics in washington and the failed policies of george w. bush. [cheers and applause] america, we are better than these last eight years. we are a better country than this. [cheers and applause] this country's more decent than one where a woman in ohio on the brink of retirement finds herself one illness away from a lifetime of hard work. we're a better country than one where a man in indiana has to pack up the equipment that he's worked on for 20 years and watch as it's shipped off to china, and then chokes up when he explains how he felt like a failure when he went home to tell his family the news. we are better than letting families slide into poverty. [cheers and applause] that sits on its hands while a major american city drowns before our eyes. tonight i say to the people of america, to democrats and republicans and independents across this great land, enough! this moment -- [cheers and applause] this moment -- [cheers and applause] this election is our chance to keep in the 21st century the american promise alive, because next week in minn
Sep 1, 2012 8:05pm EDT
your army, may i borrow it? so i say, george bush, if you won't use your power to help america, step aside, i will! [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "we want bill!"] our consumer is falling behind. we have gone from fifth to 13th in the world in agse -- wages since reagan and bush were in office. four years ago bush said america is a -- an important place. now under president bush america has an unpleasant economy stuck somewhere between germany and sri lanka. and for most americans, mr. president, life is a lot less kind and a lot less gentle than it was before your administration. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "we want bill!"] our country has fallen so far, so fast that just a few months ago, the japanese prime minister actually said he felt sympathy for the united states. [crowd booing] sympathy. when i am your president, the rest of the world will not look down on us with pity but come to us with respect again! [cheers and applause] what is george bush doing about our economic problem? now, four years ago, he promised 50 million new jobs by this time, and he's over -
Sep 1, 2012 11:05pm EDT
follow george bush with more tough talk and bad strategy, that is his choice - but it is not the change we need. [cheers and applause] we are the party of roosevelt. we are the party of kennedy. so don't tell me that democrats won't defend this country. don't tell me that democrats won't keep us safe. the bush-mccain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of americans -- democrats and republicans - have built, and we are here to restore that legacy. [cheers and applause] as commander-in-chief, i will never hesitate to defend this nation, but i will only send our troops into harm's way with a clear mission and a sacred commitment to give them the equipment they need in battle and the care and benefits they deserve when they come home. i will end this war in iraq responsibly, and finish the fight against al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. i will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts. but i will also renew the tough, direct diplomacy that can prevent iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and curb russian aggression. i will build new partnerships to def
Sep 2, 2012 10:30am EDT
george bush all of these years, i figured you needed to know what a wheel texas accent sounds like. [cheers and applause] 12 years ago, barbara jordan, another texas woman -- [cheers and applause] barbara made the keynote address at this convention. and two women in 160 years is about par for the course. [laughter] but if you give us the chance, we can perform. after all, ginger rogers did everything that fred astaire did. she just did it backwards and in high heels. [cheers and applause] i want to announce to this nation that in a little more than 100 days, the reagoan, wattsxter, weinberger ,w, , stockman, hague, bush era will be over. [cheers and applause] tonight i feel a little like i did when i played basketball in the eighth grade. i thought i looked to in my uniform. then i heard a boy yelled from the bleachers, made that basket, bird legs. [laughter] my greatest fear is that that same guy is somewhere in the audience tonight and he is going to cut me down to size. where i grew up, there really wasn't much tolerance for self importance. people put on heirs. i was born durin
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