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Vice Presidential Candidates / Agnew #197905

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 14, 1968
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(Studio) Vice President candidates, Senator Edmund Muskie and Governor Spiro Agnew Campaign in New York. General Curtis LeMay in Washington, DC before going to Vietnam on fact-finding tour. Report on Agnew.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No Location Given) Agnew makes 2 out-of-bounds golf shots, but 2nd ricochets off tree. [AGNEW - knew it was Republican year] Shown campaigning. [AGNEW - says where was Humphrey when Kennedy and McCarthy wanted to take issues to people in Democratic primary? He refused all debates and hid behind President skirts.] He called Vice President soft on Communism but apologized. He got into trouble over using phrases "Pollock" and "fat Jap".
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Hawaii) Agnew saw nothing wrong with kidding, perhaps due to own ethnic background. [AGNEW - says sorry if he offended anyone. To those who misread his words, they misread his heart.] Main attack is that Nixon chose Agnew to placate South [AGNEW - says that doesn't wash. My Maryland record is moderate. Try to have wide appeal.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Jacksonville, Florida) [Florida Governor Claude KIRK - intros. Agnews.] "Dixie" played. In South, Agnew says Wallace votes are wasted protests. [AGNEW - says report by J. Edgar Hoover shows serious crime increase of 57% in 7 years 2/3 violent crimes committed by young. Permissiveness tearing down American] Nixon people like Agnew to draw Democrat fire.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(New York) [HUMPHREY - reads "New York Times" comment with regard to Agnew choice.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(No Location Given) [AGNEW - feels he's qualified to be Vice President Cites qualifications.] He has rapport with middle-class whites. Critics say this is also his weakness as Vice President campaigner.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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