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Campaign `72 / Issues #220968

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1972
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(Studio) How candidates stand on various issues featured.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [NIXON - lauds his war on crime.] [McGOVERN - says administration hasn't done enough to fight crime. Notes 30% increase in crime rate, drug use.] [NIXON - cites his Supreme Court noms. in battle against permissiveness.] McGovern promises overhaul of court system. Both candidates oppose legalization of marijuana, but McGovern favors less stringent penalties for its use. Both avoid abortion issue, saying matter is up to states, but Nixon defends rights of unborn while McGovern says it is a private decision. Nixon opposes busing for racial balance. McGovern says President uses busing issue for political gain, says busing is permissible as last resort. [McGOVERN charges corruption within Nixon administration and favoritism toward big business.] [AGNEW - denounces amnesty for draft dodgers and deserters.] [McGOVERN - would give them opportunity to cone home.] McGovern advocates peace in Vietnam. Nixon says peace is at hand but he will not be rushed into signing it. McGovern says peace is not as close as Nixon would have voters believe. [NIXON - insists on removing ambiguities in agreement before signing it.] [McGOVERN - says Kissinger, saying peace was at hand, was misleading people of American intentionally.] Eagleton affair branded McGovern as indecisive. Changing views on welfare created wishy-washy view of McGovern. Election coverage begins tomorrow with CBS Evening News.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

Cronkite, Walter

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