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Campaign `80 / Republican Vice President #271673

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Today's activities of possible vice president cands. George Bush, Howard Baker, Richard Lugar, Jack Kemp, Paul Laxalt noted; films shown. Others under consideration reported as: aim. Simon, Don. Rumsfeld and Guy Vander Jagt. Senator Jesse Helms said threatening to have own name placed in nomination if Bush is chosen by Reagan. [HELMS - comments.] Reagan said not making his decision final until last minute; effect on 1972 campaign of George McGovern when running mate Thomas Eagleton's medical history became known recalled Reagan remembered as offering that situation as reason for announcing Richard Schweiker as his running mate 3 weeks prior to convention in 1976. [1976 REAGAN - announces his selection.] Compelling pol. reasons for Reagan's 1976 actions noted. [1976 and today, Reagan aide Lyn NOFZIGER, Senator Paul LAXALT - comment on vice president choice.] Pol. advantage of flexibility said most likely argument.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Possibility of Reagan approaching Gerald Ford to be his running mate considered; John Quincy Adams mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

(Studio) Anchor's comment on Jesse Helms' probable reaction noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Moyers, Bill;
Plante, Bill

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