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New Hampshire Primary / Ford vs. Reagan #244734

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1976
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(Studio) Report on New Hampshire primary.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Hampshire) Ronald Reagan has had New Hampshire to self for weeks with regard to campaigning. [REAGAN - speaks of reducing federal government's power.] Ford and wife visit on Saturday [FORD - says public knows his president record and can compare it to Reagan's rhetoric.] Ford drew large crowds by Sunday Results of "Boston Globe" poll with regard to Ford and Reagan noted. "Washington Post" says their styles differ. Ford and Reagan compared. [REAGAN - says God shouldn't have been expelled from schools. For busing bureaucrats out of Washington, DC to meet people.] [FORD - analogizes American's situation to Chicken Little story. Speaks of "screwed up" system Congress imposed. Speaks of 48 other states (corrects self to say 49) that should learn from example of (state in which he's speaking).] Candidates' styles compared. [FORD - says US government couldn't make beer for less than $50 for 6-pack.] White House counts on Reagan to "self-destruct." Primary to show Ford whether anyone wants him to be President
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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