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Rockefeller Decision / Reaction / Speculation #237933

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Rockefeller move and its implications.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Aides say Rockefeller considered move for long time. Vice President and Secretary State Kissinger lunch together. Conservative opposition to his candidacy substantial. Aides say Vice President has been frustrated in his job, especially when Ford decided against aid for NYC.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) [Senator James BUCKLEY - says Vice President's move will remove source of irritation to 1 element of party] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - says move could be counterproductive to President He and Rockefeller were best Republican team.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(Concord, New Hampshire) [Ex-Treasury Secretary John CONNALLY - says Rockefeller decision could hurt Ronald Reagan.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(DC) [Campaign manager Howard "Bo" CALLAWAY - says people campaigning for Vice President will bring enthusiasm and interest to campaign.] [Democratic national committee chairperson Robert STRAUSS - says most President' decisions made with regard to Reagan.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(Florida) [REAGAN - says will consider if Rockefeller's decision helps Ford when make my decision with regard to running.]
REPORTER: No reporter given (WTVJ-TV)

(DC) Reagan not interested in Vice President job.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(DC) Pols. and press must speculate because Rockefeller gives no explanation. Vice President may not feel comfortable in administration turning to right. He took beating in debate over New York City aid. May have found he had little pol. support outside E. Senator Barry Goldwater says President tried to talk Rockefeller out of decision. Vice President possibilities: Reagan, Rumsfeld, Bush, Tennessee Senator Howard Baker and Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray. Vice President Rockefeller may run against Ford for President
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chung, Connie;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger;
Strawser, Neil

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