NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 03, 1968
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(Studio) George Wallace reports retired Air Force Chief of Staff, General Curtis LeMay to be his running-mate. Wallace says it's not problem that LeMay not on ballot because electors are free agents.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [WALLACE - announces his Vice President choice. Proud to have man of great courage as running-mate.] [LEMAY - reads acceptance speech.] Reporters ask him questions. [WALLACE - says LeMay hasn't advocated use of nuclear weapons.] [LEMAY - says speak of phobia with regard to use of nuclear weapons. Prefers not to use any weapons. If necessary to end war, would use anything. Nuclear weapons not necessary in Vietnam.] [WALLACE - speaks to Jack Nelson of "Los Angeles Times" about his tactics. LeMay says held use weapon if security of United States depended on it. But prefers not to use any weapon. Can win and defend in Vietnam without nuclear weapons.] [LEMAY - expects misquotes in campaign and will be damn lucky if he doesn't appear as drooling idiot whose only solution to problems is to drop atomic bombs. Hopes we can stay out of war. If we have to go in, will use any weapon necessary. Hope it's never necessary to use nuclear weapons. Won't tell enemies he'll never use nuclear weapons. Nobody wins anything by war.]
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates