Advisor

Larry Steward

Date of Award

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (231 p.)

Subjects

Democratic National Convention (1980 : New York, N.Y.), Political conventions, Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States

DOI

10.15760/etd.3226

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the rhetorical strategies of the Open Convention Movement, a conglomerate of political mavericks who arose during the Democratic Presidential primary campaign of 1980. It consisted of both supporters and antagonists of incumbent President Jimmy Carter, primarily because of opposition to a proposed rule which would have required delegates to the Democratic National Convention to vote, on the first ballot, for the presidential candidate whom they represented in their state-wide primaries.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18628

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