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Campaign 04 / Republican Convention #764072

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 2004
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(New York: Dan Rather) Day 2 of the Republican National Convention in New York City, where California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Laura Bush will speak, introduced.

(Convention floor: John Roberts) The direction for the convention tonight previewed; details given of President Bush’s correction of his recent statement that the war on terror is not winnable and of Republican efforts to appeal to moderate voters; excerpt from Laura Bush’s speech quoted. [In Nashville, BUSH – states we are winning and we will win.] [Last night, Senator John McCAIN – praises Bush.] [Last night, former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI – criticizes Senator John Kerry’s inconsistencies on terrorism.] [Bush daughter Jenna BUSH – introduces her mother.] [SCHWARZENEGGER – calls New York City firefighters “true action heroes.”] [“The Hotline” editor Chuck TODD†- comments on voter perception of the Republicans’ shift to the middle.]

(New York: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) The Democrats’ response to the attacks on Kerry featured; scenes shown of the Democrats’ “war room,” where staffers discuss how to undermine the Republicans; details given about the value of the Republicans’ star speakers {McCain, Giuliani & Schwarzenegger}. [University of Virginia Larry SABATO†- notes the convention’s message that Bush can defend against terrorism and Kerry can’t.] [Iowa Governor Tom VILSACK – says the mission hasn’t been accomplished.] [Last night, GIULIANI – says they will continue to hear from us.]

Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Axelrod, Jim

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