ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 08, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Jeff Greenfield) Catch phrases resulting from "Super Tuesday" reported; scenes shown. Phrases "inevitability," linked to Vice President George Bush, described; losses of primaries by front-runners Jimmy Carter to Jerry Brown and Frank Church in 1976 and to Edward Kennedy in 1980 and by Ronald Reagan in 1980 and by Walter Mondale in 1984 reviewed; scenes shown. Phrase "war of attrition," linked to Democrats, described; scenes shown of Governor Michael Dukakis, the Democrat with best financial resources. Phrase "brokered conv.," linked to Democrats described; historical film shown of president elecs. of 1912, 1924, 1952 and 1960. Unlikelihood of brokered convention due to inevitability factor discussed.
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