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Presidential Hopeful/ McCarthy #1317

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Eugene McCarthy expects to win votes at Democratic Convention by challenges by opposition delegates before credentials committee Eisenhower got the 1952 nomination that way. McCarthy drew big crowd in Madison Square Garden.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) Crowd chants "we want Gene". 20,000 seats sold. Few blacks there. Two million more watched him on closed circuit television across US. [MCCARTHY - says Americans decided that Vietnam war indefensible on all grounds and they want change.] Wife Abigail and children shown. [Economist John Ken. GALBRAITH - says came to him originally on war issue. A lot of people will accept proposition in pols. but not in dissent. McCarthy put war in main current of American pols.; no 1 in favor of it.] Most successful rally yet.

North, Don;
Smith, Howard K.

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