As the USA prepares to go to the polls on November 7, both candidates for the Presidency are furiously fighting for every vote.
As the USA prepares to go to the polls on November 7, both candidates for the Presidency are furiously fighting for every vote. Democratic contender George McGovern is lagging badly in pre-election opinion polls, but President Nixon is also anxious to consolidate his theoretical lead by making sure all his supporters vote - he now regards voter apathy as his biggest danger.
The President's advisers have decided upon the motorcade as his best method of campaigning. It allows him to greet a maximum number with speed, yet dignity - and a well-publicised route attracts a better turn-out than meetings in halls. But Senator McGovern is still basing his campaign on speaking engagements - mainly because they also serve the purpose of fund-raising which is essential when the Democrats are poorly-subsidised, compared to the industry-supported Republicans. He said, at a Florida dinner: