Former New York Governor, Nelson Rockefeller was in Washington on Thursday (22 August) to campaign among the politicians.
Former New York Governor, Nelson Rockefeller was in Washington on Thursday (22 August) to campaign among the politicians. Rockefeller's nomination for vice-President must be approved by the elected representatives of the people. Mr. Rockefeller met Senators and members of the House of Representatives to make himself known. He also signed autographs or tourists and many remarked he looked much younger than his 66 years. Later he spoke to newsmen.
This film is serviced with a commentary by Roy Davis. A transcript is on the following page.
SYNOPSIS: Nelson Rockefeller picked up where President Ford left off yesterday, campaigning with Senators and Congressmen on capitol Hill. Most of Rockefeller's meeting were arranged by the White House with members of the Senate Rules and Administrations and the House Judiciary Committees. He moved at an energetic pace for a man of 66 stopping along the way for round after round of back slapping and hand shakes. He also signed a lot of autographs for tourists in the Hall of Congress. A number of people remarked about his appearance and a surprised woman said he doesn't seem to age. He was joined by his wife Happy in Senator Hugh Scott's office and later Mr. Rockefeller answered questions about a day long tour of Congress.
Rockefeller would not estimate the size of his multi-million dollar wealth, but the former Governor did say he's afraid he want be able to live up to some of the well publicised expectations. The afternoon was spent with members of the House, but Mr. Rockefeller managed to dodge reporters and cameramen when he met at a secret location with Barry Goldwater. The Arizona Senator refused to comment on that meeting. Rockefeller said he had a wonderful meeting with Goldwater and asked about ideological differences between the two he said that inflation was what mattered today.
Roy Davis on Capitol Hill.