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Convention / California Delegation / Candidates / Vietnam #1455

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Senators Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern speak and answer questions before California delegation. Vietnam is main issue.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) [MCCARTHY - says surprised some suggest he'll impose government on South Vietnam. Wants to let South Vietnam decide what they want.] [HUMPHREY - says didn't come here to repudiate President Our entrance into Vietnam was under treaty and commitment; to prevent aggression's success. Evidence Viet Cong commanded by North Vietnam. Our involvement in response to attack. Roadblock to peace is in Hanoi.] [Chairperson California Delegation Jesse M. UNRUH - calls for statement by McCarthy, who says people know his position. Calls for statement by McGovern.] [MCGOVERN - says can't afford to give up free spking. time. Thinks Democrats bear special burden in that 4 years ago they sought Americans' vote and confidence on cry of "no wider war". Ex-President John F. Kennedy said in his last statement on Vietnam that United States could assist South Vietnam, but war was theirs'.] He got most applause for latter remark.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

Reynolds, Frank

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