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Campaign 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Election Outcome #770010

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senator John Kerry's gracious concession & President Bush's gracious victory speeches reported. [KERRY - pledges to try to bridge the partisan divide.] [BUSH - says a new term is a new opportunity to reach out.]

(White House: Terry Moran) The scale of Bush's victory examined. [Vice President Dick CHENEY - says Bush ran on a clear agenda & the nation gave him a mandate.] [BUSH - says we had a long & great night; recounts his phone call with Kerry, who waged a spirited campaign; praises "the architect, Karl Rove"; states we have one country & one future so we need to come together.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, George Stephanopoulos) The findings of the exit polls about "moral values," the fact that Kerry did not have a cultural "fit" with the country & the stunning results in Ohio on the economy discussed.

(Boston: Dean Reynolds) Kerry's official surrender on the 699th day of his campaign featured; details given of his uneven campaign performance & his patrician manner. [KERRY - says he offered Bush his congratulations; states it is clear there won't be enough outstanding votes to win Ohio.] [Yesterday with Ted Koppel, KERRY - expresses confidence.] [Two Kerry WORKERS - react.] [The Media Fund/ACT Harold ICKES†- says the result shows there was no overwhelming mandate.]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Reynolds, Dean;
Stephanopoulos, George

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