, New York
Madison Square Garden
August 11th - 14th 1980

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Convention Chairperson:
Tip O'Neill of Massachusetts
Presidential Nominee:
Jimmy Carter of Georgia
Vice Presidential Nominee:
Walter Mondale of Minnesota
 


The Democratic National Convention of 1980 was held in New York City, New York at the Madison Square Garden – which is also variously known affectionately as “MSG”, “The Garden”, “The Mecca”, or simply, “The World's Most Famous Arena”. The venue has a seating capacity of between 15,000 and 20,000 people (depending on the event), and is home to the New York Rangers hockey team, the New York Knicks men's basketball team, the New York Liberty women's basketball team, and the “St John's Red Storm” collection of 16 varsity teams from St John's University. Madison Square Garden is also used for a number of non-sporting events including musical concerts, and singer/songwriter Billy Joel frequently performs there.

The Convention nominated Jimmy Carter for the general election, but despite Carter's status as an incumbent Democratic President seeking a second term, his nomination was by no means certain. Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts staged a tenacious challenge, at one time even attempting to release delegates from their voting commitments to strengthen his own position – the last time in the 20th century that any Democrat or Republican did so at their Convention. Kennedy was ultimately unsuccessful, winning only 34.72% of the vote to Carter's 64.04%. The delegates who supported him were bitter at their defeat, so much so that a substantial portion of them (fully one-fifth the Convention's total body of delegates) abstained from the vote or chose not to attend it at all, while many others voted in protest for bit players with no real chance of winning. Such minor contenders did exist, but they enjoyed nowhere near Kennedy's support, with only one of them (Professor Melvin Boozer) winning even so much as 1% of the total vote. Kennedy himself was magnanimous in failure, making a speech in support of Carter's reelection after he himself was denied the nomination.

Jimmy Carter's Vice President, Walter Mondale, was also nominated as running mate to complete the Democratic ticket. They faced a Republican challenge in the general election from presidential nominee Ronald Reagan and running mate George H.W. Bush, with heavy political baggage. Reeling from the Iran hostage crisis and the disastrously botched “Operation Eagle Claw” commando raid that unsuccessfully attempted to resolve it, Carter/Mondale lost their reelection bid, defeated in both the popular and electoral votes.






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