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Campaign `72 / Republican and Demo. Platforms #22010

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1972
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(Studio) Republican platform committee finishes draft.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami Beach, Florida) Republican and Democrat platforms reflect differences between 2 ptys. On Vietnam, Democrats call for immediate withdrawal; Republicans back Nixon plan calling for cease-fire and prisoners of war release. On national defense, Democrats want prudent, responsible defense; Republicans warn against defense cuts. On amnesty, Democrats favor it, Republicans oppose. On busing, Democrats want it as tool for desegregation; Republicans consider antibusing constitutional amendment. On abortion, both ptys. for equality for women but dodge abortion issue. Both favor tax reform. On school prayer, Democrats take no position; Republicans favor it on voluntary basis. On right to work laws, Democrats oppose them; Republicans take no position.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry

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