CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 1984
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(Studio) Walter Mondale's campaign in south Florida today discussed; films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Factors possibly affecting Gary Hart's surprising rise in political stature recently examined. [HART - discusses his attributes; compares self with John Kennedy.] [Senator Robert DOLE - doesn't really know Hart.] [NEA spokesperson Ken MALLEY - claims Hart has same positions on issues as Mondale.] [HART - refers to pol. generation gap.] Hart's courting of George Wallace mentioned; advice of pollster Pat Caddell noted. [Pollster Dottie LYNCH - believes voters want alternative to the past.] [New Hampshire Hart VOTERS - explain their support.] [George McGOVERN - feels Hart's rhetoric is devoid of intellectual content.] [HART - claims to offer new alternative.] Various proposals of Hart outlined on screen, compared with voting record; AFL-CIO's response mentioned. [Governor Richard LAMM - doesn't perceive Hart as necessarily pragmatic.] [HART - responds to criticism that he lacks passion.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) Contd. question about Hart's age discussed.
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