CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 12, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Saint Louis: Mark Phillips) The reaction to the debate between President Bush, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton and Ross Perot featured; approaches of each man to the debate reviewed and analyzed. [PEROT - quips about the debt.] CBS News poll on who won the debate and how the candidates stand now outlined. [BUSH - says the economy is not coming apart; criticizes Clinton for demonstrating against the war on foreign soil.] [CLINTON - criticizes the image of Joseph McCarthy used by Bush.] [CLINTON - talks about health care.] [PEROT - quips about ears.] [Group of VIEWERS - comment on the debate and how they will vote.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Standings of the three candidates in last night's debate in polls by ABC News, "Newsweek"/Gallup and "USA Today"/CNN outlined on screen.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced.
(White House: Susan Spencer) "Spin" placed on the debates by Bush's camp and the Republicans reviewed. Bush's plans to continue negative campaigning against Clinton's character in the weeks ahead noted.
(Dallas: Bill Lagattuta) Reaction to Perot's performance last night and whether it will translate into votes reviewed. Scenario in which Perot could change the outcome in swing states such as Texas outlined.
(Philadelphia: Richard Threlkeld) Reaction of the Clinton camp to his performance last night reviewed. Clinton's "be" strategy of being presidential, being tough on Bush on the economy and being nice to Perot outlined.