ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 29, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Comments by Senator Robert Dole about "toughness" as pres. quality quoted Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Dole's changing of his image on campaign trail featured; details given, scenes shown. Dole TV ad criticizing Vice President George Bush on tax issue shown. [On NBC, DOLE - accuses Bush of lying about Dole's record.] Dole-Mondale debate during 1976 presidential campaign shown. [DOLE - refers to Democrat wars.] Dole's former image as party hatchet man recalled. [In Congress, DOLE - praises tough job held by Senator Robert Byrd.] Dole's role in pushing President Reagan's tax cut, and later tax increase, through Congress recalled. [In 1982, DOLE - talks about raising revenue.] Dole's concern with budget deficit detailed. Firing of Dole campaign aides David Keene and Don. Devine by campaign manager William Brock recalled. Issue of Dole's ability to delegate authority discussed. Photo shown of Bush's war injury. [DOLE - accuses Bush of taking credit for work Dole did with Reagan.] Dole's struggle reiterated.
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