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Campaign '88 / Bush / Vice Presidents #105850

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 11, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Carole Simpson) Vice President George Bush's formal announcement tomorrow to run for president reported [BUSH - hopes to overcome odds against vice president becoming pres.] History of vice president running for president outlined. [Pol. analyst Norman ORNSTEIN - discusses problems of sitting vice president trying for election.] Elecs. of 1960 (Richard Nixon-John F. Kennedy), 1968 (Richard Nixon-Hubert Humphrey), 1976 (Gerald Ford-Jimmy Carter), 1984 (Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale) where vice president ran outlined; scenes shown.Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson; Iran/Contra scandal mentioned. "Newsweek" poll quoted. ["20/20", BUSH - opposes "wimp" issue.] [Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - says Bush to be more forceful.] [BUSH - states his position.] Issues facing Bush reiterated.

Donaldson, Sam;
Simpson, Carole

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