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Campaign 1976 / New Hampshire Primary #244503

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 23, 1976
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(Studio) Walter Cronkite talks about New Hampshire primary with 2 reporters If Ford loses, will be damaging blow to him. Ford's only advantage is incumbency. Reagan has good political organization Momentum in New Hampshire can help with Massachusetts and other primaries. Rptd. that if Representative Morris Udall doesn't do well in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, he'll quit, Udall's advantage cited. Senator Birch Bayh started late; lacks org. and funds. New Hampshire loss probably won t cut anyone out of campaign; loss in Massachusetts, too, would hurt. Senator Henry Jackson may have made mistake in judgment by not being in New Hampshire primary; Jackson spent money on delegates. New Hampshire primary is crucial as the 1st primary. New Hampshire primary is crucial, but also overblown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite; Roger Mudd; Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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