Vice-President Richard Nixon ran into a barrage of eggs and tomatoes thrown by hostile citizens during a political speech in Chicago, Oct 27.
Vice-President Richard Nixon ran into a barrage of eggs and tomatoes thrown by hostile citizens during a political speech in Chicago, Oct 27. The candidate - who is suffering from a very painful throat - several times had to directly address his hecklers before he could continue. At one stage he protested angrily saying, "Look I have been heckled by experts, so don't try anything on me".
Wasting no time Mr Nixon went straight into the attack and accused his Democratic opponent of "disgraceful and irresponsible" statements. Dealing with the hostile section of the crowd Mr Nixon said:
With the election date drawing near both candidates have laid aside all the politeness that marked the early stages of the campaign. Each day brings a new and more vicious attack from both men directed at each other. Despite the huge audience of viewers that watch their debates and the vast areas both men have covered polls suggest that a considerable number of Americans have not yet made up their minds.