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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Carter / Defense Budget #45628

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 09, 1976
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(Studio) Carter spoke to B'nai B'rith convention in Washington, DC Wednesday; today Ford speaks to same group.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Ford tells B'nai B'rith he hadn't intended to talk pols. until Carter attacked Ford foreign policy in speech made Wednesday [FORD - says Carter started debates in Wednesday speech.] Ford answers Carter charge with regard to administration's policy of arms sales abroad. [FORD - says most arms and military aid go to key cntrys., like Israel and Iran; asks if Carter wants USSR to have monopoly in world.] Ford says Carter wants to cut defense budget so much US couldn't maintain world-wide security commitments.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Springfield, Illinois) Carter responds to Ford's attack on Carter defense budget stand. [CARTER - says budget cut issue is one of waste and mismanagement.] Carter campaigns in Illinois; says FBI Director Clarence Kelley's apt. refurbishing ought to be crime and no presidential candidate should take political advantage by changing opinion on abortion issue.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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