CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1988
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) President Reagan reported endorsing Vice President George Bush this evening. Pat Robertson reported ending campaign and supporting Bush. Vice President noted having more than enough delegates to ensure Republican nomination Report introduced.
(Hollywood, California: Bob Schieffer) [REAGAN - comments on campaign] Robertson's support noted helping Bush with conservatives. Bush's problems in California featured. [Reagan campaign advisor Stuart SPENCER - compares Bush to Reagan.] California voting patterns discussed. [California pollster Mervin FIELD - comments on Bush's problems in California.] Bush's California strategy outlined. [Governor George DEUKMEJIAN - comments on California primary.] California's diverse population noted. [Bush aide Eileen PADBERG - comments on women and Hispanics.] Michael Dukakis noted speaking Spanish; important of Hispanic vote mentioned. [Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - comments on campaign] Bush noted trailing Dukakis in polls. [FIELD - comments on situation.] [SPENCER - comments on Bush's image problems.] Bush noted attempting to benefit from Reagan's coattails while stepping out of his shadow.
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