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(Studio: Peter Jennings) George Bush, Junior's Iowa campaign appearance on behalf of father noted; scenes shown.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Betsy Aaron) Importance of upcoming Iowa caucuses to 1988 president hopefuls examined; details given, scenes shown. [National campaign manager Duane GARRETT - promotes Bruce Babbitt.] [WOMAN - feels campaigns. are too early.] [Cands. Richard GEPHARDT, Pierre Du PONT - campaign] "Des Moines Register" poll indicating Gary Hart's lead over Mario Cuomo and other Democrats (listed on screen) and Robert Dole's lead over George Bush and other Republicans (listed on screen) noted. Impact of Reagan administration's farm policies and Iran arms scandal on Bush here cited. [Republican activist Harlan "Bud" HOCHENBERG - questions Bush's electability.] [1984 Hart Iowa campaign chairperson Barbara LEACH - considers Hart's difficulties in winning state in 1988.] [BABBITT - acknowledges his lack of recognition in Iowa.] [PEOPLE - express ignorance about Babbitt, Gephardt, Du Pont.] Hamilton Jordan's use of Iowa to launch Jimmy Carter's campaign recalled. [JORDAN - comments.]
- Aaron, Betsy;
- Jennings, Peter
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