100 years of GOP conventions

Published On: Aug 24 2012 11:40:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2012 01:00:00 AM CDT

The 2012 Republican National Convention kicks off today. Look back at 100 years of memorable GOP convention moments.

GOP Conventions - 1980
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1980 (Detroit) -- Reagan finally got his due in 1980, winning the presidential nomination. After unsuccessfully trying to recruit Ford as his vice president, Reagan selected former U.S. Rep. George H.W. Bush of Texas.

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