ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1968
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(Studio) Frank Reynolds talks to reporters Ted Koppel and Lou Cioffi about campaign. [CIOFFI - says Vice President must change mood of country He's liberal and United States conservative.] [KOPPEL - says Nixon running campaign with consensus, yet says he won't run administration by consensus. Hasn't taken firm stand on anything. Vice President people hoping to goad him into taking stand.] [CIOFFI - cites Humphrey efforts to get Nixon to debate.] [KOPPEL - says Nixon only will debate with free network time and only with Vice President Actually doesn't want to debate Vice President [CIOFFI - says Vice President feels this is only way he can do it. People applaud law and order wildly, but not justice.] [KOPPEL - says Nixon afraid of overconfidence and some fluff between now and November If there is a fluff, feels Wallace votes in South would deny him White House] [CIOFFI - says signs point to Vice President breaking with Johnson administration He won't repudiate President, but will make strong statement like offering to end bombing if elected.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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