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Favorite Sons / Carlson #1575

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 07, 1968
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(Studio) Rockefeller trying to keep his delegates from stampeding to Nixon. Says if Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey and Kansas stick with favorite sons, it'll be open convention New Jersey delegates voted 29-11 to stay with Senator Clifford Case on 1st ballot. No unit rule in New Jersey. Kansas Senator Frank Carlson to be nominated and demonstrated for.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Miami Beach, Florida) Carlson, 75, more interested in ice cream and little girls than political power. Not serious candidate. Giant floor demonstration planned. [Delegate Lahoma DENNIS - explains procedure for demonstration.] Favorite sons usually picked so unified group can be bargained with until clear which way convention wind blowing. [CARLSON - says Kansas people deem this as honor for him and he appreciates it. Might not be bad idea to have favorite son in all states.] [DENNIS - says if eliminate everything, won't have conv.] He'll retire in November
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

Burnes, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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