CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 15, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News poll results illustration regarding Vice President George Bush and Senator Robert Dole. Bush and Dole's campaign ads. discussed. Pete du Pont, Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson's poll standings illustration Report introduced.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) [Robert and Elizabeth DOLE - talk to voter on phone.] Dole quoted regarding campaign in South [DOLE - comments on situation.] Bush quoted. [BUSH - says is going to win.] Barry Goldwater shown endorsing Bush. [GOLDWATER - says endorsing most conservative cand.] Robertson reported claiming USSR missiles in Cuba. [During debate, ROBERTSON - comments on missiles.] White House and Pentagon sources reported denying Robertson's claims. [ROBERTSON - says source told him about missiles.] Closeness of Bush-Dole race noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer) Impact of close race upon Bush and Dole's campaigns. discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat cands.' CBS News poll standings illustration Cands. Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt and Paul Simon featured. Other cands. mentioned. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bruce Morton) Gephardt shown campaign [GEPHARDT - says is cand. for change.] Simon shown campaign [SIMON - says wants change.] Gephardt mentioned campaign with Representative Thomas Foley. [FOLEY - praises Gephardt.] [GEPHARDT - cites optimism for campaign in South] [SIMON - shown shaking Susan Spencer's hand.] Simon's campaign schedule noted. [SIMON - says New Hampshire will be surprised.] Dukakis shown campaign Bruce Babbitt noted witnessing last of campaign [BABBITT - urges people to vote.] New Hampshire noted marking end of many campaigns. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, cigar store reported conducting poll; results given.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Bruce Morton) Impact of New Hampshire second place finish discussed; cands. named.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Idea of President Reagan's successor discussed. Pat Robertson's campaign featured. Report introduced.
(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Robertson shown boxing. [Syndicated columnist Cal THOMAS - comments on Robertson's supporters.] [Catholic ex-Democrat Sandy ROUSSEAU - praises Robertson's moral values.] [ROBERTSON - urges love of God and family.] Robertson's New Hampshire supporters outlined demographically. Robertson quoted regarding audio tape distribution. [Voice of ROBERTSON - comments on public schools and demoralization of American youth.] [Fin. planner Harry SHEPLER - explains why supporting Robertson instead of Jack Kemp.] [Senator Warren RUDMAN - compares Robertson's strategy to Reagan's 1984 campaign rhetoric.] Republicans reported beginning to fear Robertson's political viability.