Tagged: Political convention

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FDR Accepts The Nomination – 1932 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR – 1932 Convention address As we get ready to close the 2012 Democratic convention tonight, I thought I would run another closing speech, this one from Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, accepting the party’s nomination for President in that harrowing year. Franklin...

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Eisenhower – Republican Convention – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eisenhower Acceptance Speech – 1952 As the 2012 Republican Convention gets under way, here is a sampler from another Republican Convention – sixty years ago. General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the acceptance speech for his party’s nomination on July 20, 1952. Eisenhower...

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Republican Convention – Day One – 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: 1956 Republican Convention – Day 1 A reminder of just how much has changed in the race for the Presidency. For example – this short address by Utah Senator Wallace Bennett: Sen. Wallace Bennett (R-Utah): “Our country has always recognized that people...