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Campaign '88 / Bush #553105

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 12, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Vice President George Bush's career outlined on screen. Report introduced. (Houston, Texas: Tom Pettit) Bush's formal announcement to run for president reported [BUSH - announces candidacy.] Bush's position on various issues noted. [BUSH - will support anti-communists include Contras in Nicaragua.] Opposition from Pat Robertson and Senator Robert Dole in upcoming Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary discussed. [BUSH - notes role of New Hampshire.] References to Bush as "wimp" by "Manchester Union Leader "newspaper and "Newsweek" reported; magazine cover shown. [Barbara BUSH - doesn't like word wimp.] [BUSH - discusses Robert Bork, Ronald Reagan, Iran/Contra scandal, education, abortion.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) "Newsweek" cover story noted. [BUSH - says wimp issue is a nonproblem, campaign will move forward despite charges, notes role as vice president with regard to deregulation, weapons treaties, drug abuse.] Contras in Nicaragua issue raised. [BUSH - supports Contras against Sandinista government]

Brokaw, Tom;
Pettit, Tom

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