• Short Summary

    Prolonged cheers and banners reading "Well done Ike and Mamie" greeted President Eisenhower as he and his wife mounted the rostrum July 27 at the Republican National Convention in Chicago's International Amphitheater.

  • Description

    Prolonged cheers and banners reading "Well done Ike and Mamie" greeted President Eisenhower as he and his wife mounted the rostrum July 27 at the Republican National Convention in Chicago's International Amphitheater.

    After the blood warming ovation, he made a speech full of fire and defiance. Refuting Democratic Party accusations that America was fast becoming a second-rate Power, he went on to challenge Soviet Premier Khrushchev to allow free elections throughout the nations of the world to decide whether the people wanted to live under Communism or under a way of life similar to that enjoyed by Americans.

    Later that same evening it was announced that Vice-President Richard Nixon had unanimously been adopted as the Republican candidate for the November Presidential elections. He will be opposed by Democrat John Kennedy.

    In his speech of gratitude, Mr. Nixon said his choice for Vice-President nomination was Mr. Cabot-Lodge, America's permanent representative to the United Nations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5A27SBK5Z1LZU4937R9I3N6RQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5A27SBK5Z1LZU4937R9I3N6RQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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