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Campaign `72 / American Party Convention #22238

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1972
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(Studio) When Alabama Governor George Wallace ran for President in 1968 as independent candidate, he used American party as vehicle. In Louisville, Kentucky, American party convention reluctantly accepts Wallace's refusal to run again.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Louisville, Kentucky) Draft Wallace sentiment runs high despite his declaration of noncandidacy. [American party chairperson T. Coleman ANDREWS, Junior - tells convention Wallace is unavailable.] [Delegate calls for nomination of Wallace which he can then accept or turn down.] California delegate and John Bircher, Representative John Schmitz, makes known his availability as President non. (Lester MADDOX - of Georgia says nation will not turn coward and surrender to enemies of God and American] [WALLACE, via telephone hookup, asks convention not to draft him.] Convention respects Gov's. wishes.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

Reporter(s):
Bell, Steve;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:03:00

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