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|PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION AUGUST 17-20, 1992 HOUSTON, TEXAS
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The 1992 Republican National Convention was held at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas from August 17 to August 20, 1992 and resulted in the nomination of President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle for re-election. This nomination was President Bush's fourth consecutive appearance as a candidate on a major party ticket during a presidential election, a status held only by Bush and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The convention was also notable for featuring former President Ronald Reagan's last major speech of his political career. Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease two years later. After 1992, major parties have avoided holding conventions at baseball and football stadiums, as this convention forced the Houston Astros to play 26 consecutive road games, and the Houston Oilers to play all preseason games on the road.
The convention gave the Bush/Quayle ticket a boost in the polls, but the uptick was short-lived, and the Democratic Party's nominees, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and running mate Tennessee Senator Al Gore, defeated Bush and Quayle on Election Day.