CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Robert Dole reported nearly conceding race to Vice President George Bush. Jesse Jackson mentioned fighting growing sentiment that Michael Dukakis to be nominee. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Dole shown addressing busmen. in DC. [DOLE - urges Republican be kept in White House] Dole's decision to remain in race throughout WI primary recalled. Dole noted doing poorly in polls. [DOLE - says can't promise will remain in race.] [Pat ROBERTSON - concedes victory to Bush.] Bush shown campaign [BUSH - says has to continue campaign] [Bush campaign spokesperson Craig FULLER - comments on Bush's lead.] Dole's campaign ofcs. noted closing; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Jackson reported attempting to curb Dukakis' momentum.
(Taylor, Michigan: Bruce Morton) [JACKSON - campaigns.] Jackson noted expected to do well in Michigan caucuses in popular votes but delegates projected to support Dukakis. [DUKAKIS - comments on campaign] [JACKSON - says has most popular votes.] Jackson's aides reported fearing super delegates may attempt to deny Jackson nomination [Representative Charles RANGEL - says super delegates won't ignore Jackson's campaign record.] Richard Gephardt's fading campaign mentioned. [GEPHARDT - says will have Michigan miracle.] Gephardt not expected to get win in Michigan.