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Republican Ticket / Nixon-Agnew / Rockefeller #1595

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 08, 1968
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(Studio) Convention to approve Republican candidate Richard Nixon's choice for Vice President, Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew tonight. [NIXON - cites need for Vice President who is qualified as President, campaigned effectively and can assume problems involving states' duties. Recommends Agnew.] [AGNEW - says stunned by nomination. Welcomes chance to be point of campaign team to put American on new level of progress. Selected due to his knowledge of city, county and state government. Is pro-civil rights. No civil rights without restoring order, and stopping condonement of civil disobedience. Hopes US will be able to end Vietnam war soon. Has son there. Doesn't know what strength he brings to ticket. Agnew not household. name.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) In 1967 and early point this year, Agnew only Republican governor to talk openly of Rockefeller running for President He refused to go along when Rockefeller endorsed Governor George Romney. Agnew began draft, Rockefeller campaign. On March 21, Rockefeller announced on television that he wouldn't run and gave Agnew no advance warning. Then Agnew began moving to Nixon. Reporter Bill Lawrence calls Rockefeller's failure to inform Agnew one of costliest political mistakes ever.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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