The Magnificent Adventures of George H.W. Bush: 1992
Party Nomination Parties nominate candidates for general elections through Primary Elections. or Meetings of supporters or members of a political movement called caucuses. or Conventions where political party members meet to select party candidates
Republican Party Candidates 1992: George H.W. Bush Pat Buchanan David Duke Harold E Stassen
GHWB really needed New Hamshire because Buchanan had managed to get a following there. GHWB was in trouble with the “grass roots” conservatives of NH because he hadn’t cut taxes during his presidency. Bush won 58% in NH, Buchanan got 40%.
National Conventions - candidates are nominated by their party at the party’s national convention. They are voted for by state delegates and by unpledged delegates. It is usually known who the candidate will be before the convention. Republican National Convention 1992 - Republicans used the convention to rally social conservatives behind their candidate. Pat Buchanan delivered a speech about America’s “culture war,” promoting family values. VP Candidate- Dan Quayle: He was selected for his conservative values, his Midwestern origins, lack of prominence, and youth. Whether or not he was experienced enough was a major question. Platform: Family Values, Education, Health Care, Good Homes, Safe Streets, Economy, Jobs, Budget, National Defense