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Campaign 1976 / Dole / Interview Re: Campaign #243211

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 07, 1976
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(Studio) Reporter notes interview earlier today with Republican Vice Presidential candidate Robert Dole; asked Dole about debate. [DOLE - says Ford won debate, on substance but Carter had edge on pols.] Reporter remarks Democrats saying Ford will make same kind of mistakes Republicans say Carter making. [DOLE - says Ford made slight mistake in debate but it can be clarified.] Reporter asks if Dole embarrassed with regard to Ford's mistakes after Dole's statements re: Carter having same problem. [DOLE - says maybe some, but Carter has to be straightened out after debate and assumes Mondale will look after Ford.] Reporter notes earlier Mondale speech with regard to Watergate and Nixon pardon; asks if Dole can turn aside issue as he did with statement Democrats hurting. [DOLE - says Republicans could drag up war in SE Asia, but feels people want pols. to look ahead.] Reporter asks if both Vice President candidates assigned to hatchet man role in campaign. [DOLE - says he hopes not; notes expectations for Vice President debate and "Time" magazine description of self. Says Vice Presidential campaign responsibilities almost more than 1 man can do.] Reporter asks why running mate doesn't help him. [DOLE - says Ford's on road today; believes Republicans did right thing in Ford's White House campaign; thinks they'll win.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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