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Campaign 1984 / Democrats #297533

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 16, 1984
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(Studio) Walter Mondale mentioned meeting with Democratic party officials today to discuss party platform.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Houston, Texas) Importance of Texas to Mondale examined; films shown. [MONDALE - jokes with Senator Lloyd Bentsen.] Gary Hart's new campaign strategy noted apparent in current Texas state Democratic convention, controlled by Mondale; details given. [Jesse Jackson supporter Hazel OBEY - threatens boycott of convention by Jackson supporters unless his demands for rules change are met.] Jackson's criticism of delegate selection process explained; Mondale's overtures to party unity described. [Mondale supporter James HIGHTOWER - explains strategy in garnering Jackson's support.] Implications of Jackson supporters' inroads on national committee , replacing Mondale supporter Mickey Leland, considered.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

(Studio) Black supporters of Mondale at conference of mayors meeting in Philadelphia said considering means of gaining Jackson's support; remarks of Mayor Andrew Young mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Issue of Mondale possibly selecting woman as running mate examined; Representative Geraldine Ferraro's meeting this weekend with him to discuss Democratic platform noted. Films shown. [MONDALE - praises Ferraro.] Representative Patricia Schroeder, Mayor Dianne Feinstein noted among those also believed under consideration. [FEINSTEIN - feels women will play decisive role in this year's election] Feinstein's fiscal management of San Francisco noted. [FEINSTEIN - notes past Vice President's have entered ticket without national stature.] [SCHROEDER - believes Mondale's running mate should be woman if not Hart.] Schroeder's and Ferraro's pol. career reviewed; Representative Thomas O'Neill said favoring Mondale-Ferraro ticket. [FERRARO - thinks nation is maturing to accepting candidate other than white male.] [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Ben WATTENBERG - believes potential women cands. available this year would be a mistake.] [FERRARO - thinks pragmatism will dictate Democratic ticket composition.] Possibility of woman presidential candidate in 1988 noted.
REPORTER: Lark McCarthy

Engberg, Eric;
McCarthy, Lark;
Schieffer, Bob

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