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Conventions. History of Political Conventions. Characteristics of Nomination Acceptance Speeches. The Modern Convention . Each party define themselves through: Theme Character Scheme Plan for enactment (Farrell). Guest Speakers Scripted Events.

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the modern convention
The Modern Convention

Each party define themselves through:

  • Theme
  • Character Scheme
  • Plan for enactment

(Farrell)

  • Guest Speakers
  • Scripted Events
rhetorical techniques in convention speech
Rhetorical Techniques in Convention Speech
  • Polarization Strategy
  • Flag Issue
  • Flag Individual
the candidate film is a unique showcase for story telling timmerman
“The candidate film is a unique showcase for story telling” (Timmerman)

There is “pleasure in the process of learning about leaders and their lives, their histories, and their personalities that is maximized in the contemporary media environment.”

(Perry-Giles)

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Films “provide comprehensive, structured storehouses of mythic images of the president, the country, and its citizens.”

(Morreale)

the man from hope
“The Man From Hope”

Clinton Campaign film, 1992 Democratic National Convention

  • Strategic counter to questions raised about the candidate’s character.
  • “11th Hour reinvention” of Clinton’s image. (Novak)
  • Designed to “replace his checkered image with a human persona that was vulnerable, humble, and accessible to ordinary people.” (Goldman)

“The narrative portrays Clinton as a sincere individual who has taken his lumps in life but has responded positively to them.”

american dream
American Dream…
  • “Lets the viewer see that dream’s enactment in Clinton’s life and to gain pleasure from the knowledge the Bill Clinton represents that dream for all of America.”(Parry-Giles)

“I still believe these things are possible. I still believe in the promise of America. I still believe in a place called

Hope.”