CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan must have things break just right to win nomination, but after leaving Mississippi on Wednesday, some things went wrong.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Jackson, Mississippi) After Reagan-Schweiker visit with Mississippi delegates on Wednesday, Reagan state chrmn. W.D. "Billy" Mounger says it's about over for Reagan in Mississippi. [MOUNGER - says will be difficult to climb mount Reagan has given them to climb.] [Ford delegate Gil CARMICHAEL - says Schweiker upset delegation.] Reagan has lost edge in Mississippi and if he loses Mississippi delegation and can't pick up substantial support elsewhere could be final blow for Reagan-Schweiker ticket.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
(Studio) Reagan and Schweiker go to New York and New Jersey seeking delegates.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Reagan thinks Schweiker choice key to N.E. support. [REAGAN,- says choice aimed at N.E. for November, not August] In New York, 2 candidates split up, Schweiker speaking to Reagan delegates and Reagan hoping to speak with 18 or so uncommitted or Ford delegates. Only 3 showed up to speak with Reagan. Brooklyn Republican chairperson George Clark announced 2 new Reagan delegates. Promises of more made, but nothing firm. Reagan asked if he thought he could win nomination. [REAGAN - says he believes they haven't lost any support and are gaining some.] [SCHWEIKER - says it's amazing that 10 days before convention delegates switching from incumbent to non- office holder.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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