Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
Democratic National Convention (1980 : New York, N.Y.), Political conventions, Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States
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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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Farevaag, Gunnar Neil, "A rhetoric of movements : a dramatistic analysis of the open convention movement" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3235.