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(Studio: Connie Chung) Beginning of 1988 presidential campaign with Michigan Republican party elecs. described.
(Nashville, Tennessee: Ken Bode) Republican conference here, with speeches by Henry Kissinger, Jeane Kirkpatrick 1988 cands. featured; scenes shown. [Vice President George BUSH - supports anti-Nicaraguan rebels.] [Pierre DuPONT - calls for improved educ. and war on drugs.] Other possible contenders include Howard Baker, Senator Robert Dole, Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson noted. [KEMP - comments on Judeo- Christian ethics.] [ROBERTSON - cites growing support for his candidacy.] Robertson said later accusing Democratic party official Paul Kirk of religious bigotry. Michigan's Republican primary this summer said 1st official event for 1988; status of each would-be candidate in state described. [BUSH - sees Michigan as important.] [BAKER - believes Michigan's delegate process is too soon.]
- Bode, Ken;
- Chung, Connie
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