At the Democratic Convention

At the Democratic Convention

“It’s been a good convention,” said Machinist President William Winpisinger, who four years earlier had walked out on the last night of the Democratic National Convention rather than support the Carter ticket. “The Democrats have had their spirit restored. They’ve had their party redefined.” No one surveying the sea of flag-waving delegates— and no one who witnessed the emotions unleashed by Jesse Jackson’s address or Geraldine Ferraro’s nomination—could doubt that the Democrats’ spirit has been restored. But how, or even whether, the party has been redefined remains open to question.

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