CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 12, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Cand. Robert Dole reported no longer asking Vice President George Bush about Iran/Contra scandal involvement. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bob Schieffer) "New Hampshire Truce" featured. [DOLE - says holds no animosity toward Bush.] [BUSH - says wants to revert to old Bush.] Pat Robertson shown campaigning in Tampa, Florida. [ROBERTSON - encourages Bush-Dole antagonism.] Bush reported running behind Dole in Iowa. Bush workers quoted. [DOLE - claims to be middle class American] [Bush campaign spokesperson Rich BOND - disagrees with Dole's humble assertions.] [BOND - says Dole is different in New Hampshire.] Jack Kemp's quip mentioned regarding pardons for Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Bush.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cand. Gary Hart reported using underdog image to advantage. Paul Simon and Michael Dukakis noted undergoing image changes. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Paul Simon noted trying to buttress weaknesses in Iowa campaign [Cand. Bruce BABBITT - ridicules Simon's budget plan.] [SIMON - relates specific changes in budget plan.] Simon's TV commercials noted changing. Dukakis' image problems discussed. Voter noted saying Dukakis would make good Iowa governor [DUKAKIS - comments on necessity of caring government] [Pol. consultant David GARTH - comments on Simon and Dukakis' image changes.] Iowa voters reported responding to image changes.