The Democrats: What Jackson Got

What Jackson Got

In terms of impact on the fall election, Jackson's deal with Dukakis is a decidedly mixed bag: some major concessions, some quite minor. But nearly everything in the package is intended to strengthen Jackson's forces for the next round of his "endless campaign," in 1992 or 1996 or both. Details:

Party rules. The number of unelected super-delegates at the 1992 convention will be cut in half. This year those 645 delegates voted en masse against Jackson.

Party structure. Jackson selected New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy for the new position of party vice chairman for voter registration. Jesse Jackson Jr. was named...

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