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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Strategy Meeting #247675

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 27, 1976
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(Studio) After mtgs. with Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Senator Robert Dole and John Connally, President Ford announces 7 issues to be emphasized in campaign; these noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Vail, Colorado) President says Carter viewed with uneasiness. [FORD - says American people don't want some one they didn't know 1 1/2 years ago running foreign policy.] [CONNALLY - says people are afraid and uncertain re: Carter, and worst thing to happen to United States is to have Democrat President and Congress.] President says he's not conceding any area. Republican private polls show Ford within 1 percentage point of Carter everywhere but South [ROCKEFELLER - says trend in polls will move up.] [DOLE - says he's excited with regard to future and ready to get going.] President couldn't get Reagan to Colorado. for meeting so aides to go to California seeking Reagan statement similar to Connally's saying he doesn't view Ford as loser. [CONNALLY - says he understands gaps in polls; doesn't think Ford's loser.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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