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Campaign 1976 / Carter / Campaign Kickoff #248286

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 06, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter opens fall campaign in Warm Springs, Georgia.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Warm Springs, Georgia and Florence, SC) 2 of FDR's sons, Franklin, Junior and James, present. [James ROOSEVELT - introduces Carter.] Carter speech brings out no new campaign ideas. [CARTER - says government must-be decentralized; officials must be servants of people who put them there.] Carter pursues campaign theme of Ford's lack of leadership [CARTER - says when something happens to section of government, leader hides and crew argues re: who's to blame.] Later at stock car race at Darlington, SC, Carter crosses path of Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Robert Dole, but Carter clear favorite at southern event. On lst official campaign day, Carter attempts to fix image in tradition of Truman, Roosevelt and Kennedy as he asks voters to trust him.

Rabel, Ed;
Schieffer, Bob

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