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Campaign 04 / Republican Convention / Giuliani Interview #763975

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 30, 2004
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(New York: Dan Rather) The opening of the Republican National Convention in New York City, where President Bush was officially nominated, noted.

(Convention floor: John Roberts) The Republicans’ strategy to convey a combined message of leadership & moderation featured; scenes shown from the convention floor and of protestors in the streets; footage shown of Bush atop the wreckage of the World Trade Center after September 11; details given about Bush’s contradictory statement on the war on terror {quoted}. [Senator John EDWARDS – says a strong leader should lead with ideas about how we win the war on terror.] [Republican National Committee chairman Ed GILLESPIE†- notes the importance of discussing the meaning of September 11.] [Republican strategist Scott REED†- says Bush has to bring the moderate, independent women back to the fold.]

(New York: Dan Rather) Taped discussion held with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani about his campaigning for Bush despite their disagreements on certain issues. [GIULIANI – says the Republican Party is broader than the way it’s described; explains his stance on several issues; comments on the debate over Senator John Kerry’s war record; talks about the possibility of replacing Vice President Dick Cheney on the Republican ticket.]

Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John

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