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Campaign '88 / Republicans / Bush / Convention #117313

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Wkend. before Republican convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, reported Results of ABC News poll of standings of cands. Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis given. Report introduced.

(New Orleans, Louisiana: Richard Threlkeld) Bush's road to New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown. [During campaign, Senator Robert DOLE - asks Bush to tell Americans what he has done.] [In rhetorical lapse, BUSH - rambles on about leadership] Republicans' views of Bush observed. [Republican analyst Kevin PHILLIPS - says Bush doesn't relate well to average American] Republicans attempt to preserve President Reagan's winning coalition with Bush as nominee noted. Bush's problems with "gender gap" and selection of vice president examined. [Republican consultant Roger STONE - calls Dukakis a dangerous radical like Walter Mondale or George McGovern.] Bush's acceptance speech previewed. [American Conservative Union David KEENE - says Bush must lead.] [PHILLIPS - says Bush must "hit a home run" in his speech.]

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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